Justice John Roberts Orders Investigation into SCOTUS Leak

The Justice’s statement also verified the authenticity of the leaked draft, but cautioned against drawing conclusions about the Court’s final ruling.

The Supreme Court issued an official statement regarding the leaked draft Tuesday morning.

Yesterday, a news organization published a copy of a draft opinion in a pending case. Justices circulate draft opinions internally as a routine and essential part of the Court’s confidential deliberative work. Although the document described in yesterday’s reports is authentic, it does not represent a decision by the Court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case.

Chief Justice John Roberts issued his own statement alongside the Court’s.

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