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ck4829

(35,099 posts)
Fri May 6, 2022, 11:41 PM May 2022

SCOTUS draft leaker pool

Who did it?


21 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
A sitting justice on the Supreme Court
1 (5%)
A left-leaning law clerk
2 (10%)
A right-leaning law clerk
0 (0%)
Ginni Thomas
17 (81%)
Uh, yeah, sorry. It turns out... I accidentally hit 'reply all' - Alito
0 (0%)
Maybe it wasn't a person at all, maybe it was... a Jewish Space Laser?
1 (5%)
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SCOTUS draft leaker pool (Original Post) ck4829 May 2022 OP
I think it was Ginni. MontanaMama May 2022 #1
Left leaning law clerk or Justice, or Right leaning but empathetic/concerned Justice. Hoyt May 2022 #2
I think it was Ginnie Thomas Deuxcents May 2022 #3
That is my vote. 3Hotdogs May 2022 #5
It was... smirkymonkey May 2022 #4
FWIW a clairvoyant I enjoy considering said he thought it was someone within the Supreme Court who fierywoman May 2022 #6
according to the Supreme Court Blog there were two leaks LeftInTX May 2022 #7
 

Hoyt

(54,770 posts)
2. Left leaning law clerk or Justice, or Right leaning but empathetic/concerned Justice.
Fri May 6, 2022, 11:56 PM
May 2022

Don’t buy it’s a right winger trying to keep the 5 Justices in line. Alito’s opinion might be what they believe, but don’t think they’d want it presented that bluntly when close to 80% of people are not emphatically opposed to abortion.

But who knows, anymore. Alito could have done it, someone typed in the wrong email address, it was plot by most if not all Justices, some low level clerk waned to make a name for themselves, or whatever.

I’d still like to see a draft dissent(s) to compare to Alito’s crud.

fierywoman

(7,711 posts)
6. FWIW a clairvoyant I enjoy considering said he thought it was someone within the Supreme Court who
Sat May 7, 2022, 12:25 AM
May 2022

was pissed off at the arrogance of certain SC justices ...

LeftInTX

(25,903 posts)
7. according to the Supreme Court Blog there were two leaks
Sat May 7, 2022, 01:14 AM
May 2022

The first in the WSJ Editorial was by a RW source..(not truly a "leak" but a reading of "tea leaves", which could have been a leak)*
The second with Alito's draft was a LW source.

https://www.scotusblog.com/2022/05/how-the-leak-might-have-happened/

*I think there are lots of leaks like this and I believe there have been some ongoing that are implying that nothing will change the outcome.

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