Justice Alito has 'pretty good idea' of the identity of the infamous SCOTUS leaker

April 29, 2023

Many believe it to be unthinkable that with the resources provided to the U.S. Supreme Court, it still hasn't determined who leaked the draft decision last year that ultimately overturned Roe v. Wade.

However, according to the Washington Examiner, Justice Samuel Alito reportedly has a "good idea" who leaked the decision, which rocked the public trust in America's most sacred government institution.

Alito praised the Supreme Court marshal, saying she "did a good job with the resources that were available to her."

He ultimately agreed that the evidence that was uncovered was not enough for a "public accusation."

"Pretty good idea"

Alito, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, emphasized that he has some idea of who was responsible, but that there simply isn't enough solid proof to make it public.

"I personally have a pretty good idea who is responsible, but that’s different from the level of proof that is needed to name somebody," Alito said.

He added: "It was a part of an effort to prevent the Dobbs draft . . . from becoming the decision of the court. And that’s how it was used for those six weeks by people on the outside — as part of the campaign to try to intimidate the court."

Notably, Alito was the author of the Dobbs decision that overturned Roe last May.

He issued a strong response when it was suggested that many believe the leaker was a conservative activist.

"That’s infuriating to me," Alito said of that idea. "Look, this made us targets of assassination. Would I do that to myself? Would the five of us have done that to ourselves? It’s quite implausible."

"Hammered daily"

Alito was also asked about Justice Clarence Thomas and his ongoing controversies surrounding a number of liberal groups and politicians investigating alleged ethics violations.

"We are being hammered daily and I think quite unfairly in a lot of instances. And nobody, practically nobody, is defending us. The idea has always been that judges are not supposed to respond to criticisms, but if the courts are being unfairly attacked, the organized bar will come to their defense," Alito said.

He added: "If anything, they’ve participated to some degree in these attacks."

Only time will tell if the identity of the leaker is ever made public, but Alito's remarks are brow-raising, and the first insight since the investigation that there's a chance the leaker might have been discovered.

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