Republicans take charge of the U.S. House next week, and one of the first items on their agenda is to do what the U.S. Supreme Court seems unable or unwilling to do on its own.
Find a leak.
According to The Washington Times, GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio intends to lead an investigation of the leak of the draft opinion of the court’s Roe vs. Wade decision back in May.
Jordan is in line to assume control of the House Judiciary Committee next week.
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The leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion overturning the court’s 1973 ruling on abortion triggered a wave of violence against crisis pregnancy centers, churches, and other pro-life groups.
Federal authorities also arrested an armed would-be assassin near the home of conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“Dozens and dozens of churches were attacked, dozens and dozens of pro-life crisis pregnancy centers were attacked, protests occurred at Supreme Court justices’ homes, and there was an assassination attempt on Justice Kavanaugh. But to date, in this [Democrat-led] Congress, not one hearing in the House Judiciary Committee about that leak. Not one hearing,” Jordan said recently, according to the Times.
In addition to that, liberals doxxed conservative justices, and called for protests outside their homes.
Chief Justice John Roberts put Supreme Court Marshal Gail Curley in charge of the investigation nearly eight months ago. To date, neither Roberts nor Curley has spoken publicly about the progress of the investigation.
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The leak was the first time in the court’s 233-year history that a full opinion of the court was published prior to its official release. The leak was delivered to reporters at Politico, whose report touched off the wave of violence.
Mike Davis, president of a group called the Article III Project and a former clerk to Justice Neil Gorsuch, said finding the source of the leak is not difficult.
“I seriously doubt it’s one of the nine justices because they have to live with each other for the rest of their lives,” Davis told the Times.
“It’s a very small universe of people. It’s almost certainly one of the 12 law clerks to one of the three liberal justices. It’s not that hard to figure this out.”