Little information has surfaced in the four months since someone leaked a draft of the Supreme Court’s majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. Justices Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch are now suggesting there could be an update as soon as the end of September on the court’s investigation into the leak.
Kagan spoke at the Temple Emanu-El’s Streicker Center in New York on Tuesday, asserting she expects justices to be updated on the investigation by the end of the month. Gorsuch also mentioned last week that he hopes to see the internal investigation conclude “soon.”
Court Marshal, Gail Curley, has led the investigation and has not revealed information on its progress.
“I don’t know anything. I suspect my colleagues don’t know anything, except for the chief justice maybe, about what the investigation has turned up, if anything,” Justice Kagan said after saying she anticipates an update soon.
Gorsuch blasted the unprecedented break in procedure at a conference for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Colorado, “Improper efforts to influence judicial decision-making, from whatever side, from whomever, are a threat to the judicial decision-making process and inhibit our capacity to communicate with one another.”
Kagan further described the leak as “shocking” and “horrible,” CNN reported.
The leak in May prompted violent attacks on churches, pregnancy centers, and Pro-Life offices, as well as unprecedented protests outside the homes of conservative justices. An abortion activist was arrested for the attempted murder of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Praise God, the Supreme Court ultimately followed through with the leaked opinion, overturning Roe v. Wade and restoring states’ authority to protect preborn children from elective abortion.
According to Fox News, multiple sources confirmed “the investigation into the approximately 70 individuals in the court who may have had access to the draft opinion has been narrowed. Sources say much of the initial focus was on the three dozen or so law clerks, who work directly with the justices on their caseload.”
It is unknown whether the final report on the leak investigation will be publicly released.