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100 Days, Attacks, Protests, And An Alleged Assassination Attempt Later, The Supreme Court Leaker Remains Unknown

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More than 100 days have passed since a draft Supreme Court document leaked indicating that Roe v. Wade would be overturned, and authorities have still not uncovered the leaker’s identity.

That leak prompted protests across the nation, accompanied by an alleged assassination attempt on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, as well as attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers and Catholic churches.

It is widely believed that the leak was intended to intimidate justicesChief Justice John Roberts, who directed the marshal of the court to launch an investigation into the leaker the day after the May 2 leak, stated that the move was intended to “undermine the integrity of our operations.”

“It will not succeed,” he added.

Charles Stimson, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation and deputy director of the Edwin Meese III Center, told The Daily Wire on Wednesday that most experts are operating under the assumption that the leaker has not been conclusively identified.

“One would think that the chief, who cares about the institutional integrity of the court, would, if anything surfaced of note, make that public,” he added.

The Daily Wire has repeatedly pressed the court as to what stage its investigation is at and whether the leaker has been identified. A spokeswoman for the Supreme Court has not addressed these requests for comment.

“Given that protestors have intimidated and harassed the justices at their homes for the last 100 days, with an assassination attempt against Justice Kavanaugh, ​finding the leaker should be a top priority for the Chief Justice,” Judicial Crisis Network President Carrie Severino said on Wednesday.

“The Dobbs leak has inflicted significant damage on the Court and letting it fade from memory unresolved is unacceptable,” she added.

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The leak prompted attacks and vandalism directed toward at least 66 Catholic churches and 63 pro-life groups and pregnancy centers, according to CatholicVote trackers.

One man, Nicholas Roske, 26, traveled all the way across the nation to Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home, where he ultimately turned himself in and told authorities he intended to kill Kavanaugh. The man, who has been charged with attempted murder, allegedly told authorities that he was motivated by the leak.

The FBI previously told The Daily Wire that while it would not comment on specific groups, the bureau is “investigating a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centers and faith-based organizations across the country.”  On Wednesday, the bureau added, “The incidents are being investigated as potential acts of domestic violent extremism, FACE Act violations, or violent crime matters, depending on the facts of each case.”

Stimson suggested the leaker is a former prosecutor, judge, or defense counsel, noting that whoever leaked the draft opinion “was very clandestine,” probably did not tell anyone else, and took photos of the draft on a cell phone.

“As Secretary Rumsfeld, who I used to work for in the Pentagon, said, ‘Washington is the only town where sound travels faster than light,'” Stimson said. “So we’ll find out about it eventually, if they put additional protocols and safeguards in place.”

“We have a situation where one of the most high profile, important decisions of the court in the last 50 years was leaked,” Stimson added, asking, “So what’s to prevent another person from doing the same thing?”

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