Supreme Court To Take Unprecedented Action In Robert V. Wade Draft Leak Case

The U.S. Supreme Court, via a letter obtained by NBC News, has expanded its investigation into the Roe v. Wade leak to include three justices’ call records, which would potentially provide a roadmap for finding the source of the leak, sources said. The court, headed by Chief Justice John Roberts, has asked the Supreme Court’s officials to provide it with copies of the justices’ call records from January 1, 2009, to December 9, 2018, a request that has raised red flags among some current and former Supreme Court clerks who say they fear that including their personal contact information could violate. 

U.S. Supreme Court Robert V. Wade Draft Leak Case Has An Unpredictable Turn

The U.S. Supreme Court leak investigation has taken an unprecedented turn, with clerks being asked for phone records to find who leaked a transcript of the court’s private conference last week. The action appears to be the first time a court has required clerks to produce phone records to identify a leak.

The high court’s top lawyer has launched her probe into the leak. Senate Republicans have called for the Department of Justice to investigate the leak of a separate confidential court document last week. The document was an account of the court’s private meeting held on March 22 and was released to the media.

Supreme Court To Take Unprecedented Action In  Robert V. Wade Draft Leak Case

According to a new report, the federal government’s investigation into who leaked information to the media from the Supreme Court has expanded to include clerks from individual justices’ offices. The unprecedented move comes as the Department of Justice has sent letters to Judges’ offices.

The Federalist website, a conservative news outlet, published an article with the shocking claim that the White House had leaked the preliminary draft of the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade opinion. The article, written by Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Daniel Knorz, cites multiple anonymous sources inside the administration. However, the Federalist article did not include a single source quote, and the article does not provide a single piece of evidence that supports its assertion.

It was discovered that the Supreme Court decision, Roe V. Wade, was made public through an illegal leak. The decision was intended to remain secret till the judge issued its ruling. But someone in the court leaked the draft, sparking a controversy that has shaped American politics ever since. The identity of the leaker has been the subject of speculation for decades.

What Is Robert v. Wade’s Case? 

Robert v. Wade is a U.S. Supreme Court case that presents the question of whether the U.S. Constitution prohibits the conviction of a man under the Sixth Amendment for being a felon in possession based on a prior felony conviction, even though he has not been previously tried for or convicted of a felony.


The case has had a profound impact on the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution and the scope of double jeopardy and represents one of the most significant landmark decisions of the Warren Court.

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