The Supreme Courtroom marshal is clarifying the report issued Thursday on her investigation into final Might’s leak of the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
The court docket has by no means been identified for its political acumen. That could be why Thursday’s report produced some essential unanswered questions. Specifically whether or not the justices have been interviewed by investigators, or whether or not they, like others who have been interviewed, have been requested to signal sworn affidavits.
Now Courtroom Marshal Gail Curley, who oversaw the probe, is answering these questions. In a written assertion, Curley stated she spoke with “every of the justices, some a number of instances,” and that the justices “actively cooperated, asking questions and answering mine.
“I adopted up on all credible leads, none of which implicated the justices or their spouses,” she stated, including that “on this foundation, I didn’t consider that it was essential to ask the justices to signal sworn affidavits.”
That contrasts with the opposite court docket staff interviewed in the course of the investigation. All others who have been interviewed have been requested to signal sworn affidavits.
The report summarizing the eight-month investigation stated the court docket was unable to establish the individual or individuals liable for the unprecedented leak.
Curley’s assertion is unlikely to quell criticism of her inquiry. However authorities investigators who’ve dealt with different leak inquiries say these probes usually transform futile.