Most organisations ‘leak’…..
It’s actually quite normal….
One suspects that the ‘powers to be’ do NOT want FBI agents or even US Marshall’s all over the court’s staff….
The Republicans want to divert things to the leak….
Chief Justice Roberts is trying to make Republicans and others happy with disgust against the leak …
The issue IS THE throwing out of abortion ‘Rights’….
The Supreme Court used to be a magisterial temple of silence, capable of guarding its secrets until it was ready to disclose them. It leaked less than intelligence agencies, old hands in Washington would say, in a tone of awe and envy.
Members of the court, too, took pride in running a very tight ship.
“Those who know don’t talk,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg used to say. “And those who talk don’t know.”
Now, as the court appears to be on the cusp of eliminating the constitutional right to abortion, it looks sparsely different from the other branches: Rival factions leak and spin sensitive information in the hope of gaining political advantage, at the cost of intense scrutiny of internal operations and questions about whether its decisions are the product of reason or power.
“The court is now no better than the other institutions of government,” said Sherry F. Colb, a law professor at Cornell.
The bare-knuckled partisan fights over recent Supreme Court confirmations appear to have followed the justices to their chambers. The disclosure of a draft opinion that would overrule Roe v. Wade, along with related reports of the court’s internal workings, has transformed a decorous and guarded institution into one riven by politics.
Melissa Murray, a law professor at New York University, said the developments could only damage the court’s stature.
“The series of leaks violates the omertà that traditionally has shrouded the court’s deliberations,” she said. “To the public, this not only looks like the kind of maneuvering that we’ve come to expect from politicians, it also strips the court of the mystique it has generally enjoyed.”….