Each of the Supreme Court’s justices was questioned — some of them multiple times — as part of an investigation into last year’s leak of a draft opinion of the ruling that ended up overturning the court’s landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision, the head of that probe revealed Friday.
The statement came a day after the Supreme Court refused to say whether the justices were among the nearly 100 court staffers and clerks who were questioned in the probe. The court said that investigation failed to identify the person or persons who leaked the draft opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, to Politico in May.
None of the justices or their spouses were identified as potential suspects, according to Gail Curley, the marshal of the Supreme Court, who oversaw the leak probe.
But unlike others interviewed, none of the justices was asked to give a sworn affidavit denying they leaked the Alito opinion, Curley said in a statement. [Continue reading…]