Last week, Politico published a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion which revealed that five of nine justices will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. The move has led to mass protests, including some that have turned violent.
Although the leak has been praised by some on the left, former Attorney General Bill Barr recently said that it’s a crime that the Biden administration needs to prosecute.
Barr says Supreme Court leak should go to jail
The Daily Wire quoted Barr as saying that whoever leaked the document is “obstructing the administration of justice, the due process of justice.”
“Obstruction means you’re attempting to influence, you know, through some kind of wrongdoing,” the former attorney general explained.
The Daily Wire noted that Barr reiterated his point during an interview on Friday with Fox News host Guy Benson, saying, “And so this was an obstruction of the judicial process.”
“It was an interference in the due administration of justice,” Barr continued. “So I think that it’s a crime that was done. It appears to have been done.”
“And so I think ultimately it belongs in the criminal justice side of things. And the person who did this should go to jail,” the nation’s former top lawyer went on to stress.
“Now, there could be some preliminary review of this thing to see if they can figure out quickly who it is and then turn it over to the Department of Justice for prosecution.”
Former attorney general blasts Biden administration over protests
Barr also reacted to protests that sprung up outside the private homes of conservative justices this weekend after a left-wing group publicized their addresses.
Specifically, he reacted to a lack of condemnation of the protests from the Biden administration, with former White House press secretary saying, “I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest.”
In fact, federal law prohibits demonstrating outside of a judge’s home “with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice.”