Supreme Court found no culprit in the leak of decision overturning Roe v. Wade

"It is an admission that is almost as chilling as the leak itself," said George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley.

This Thursday, the Supreme Court reported that its investigation was unable to determine the person who leaked the court's ruling to overturn abortion rights.

According to a statement from Gail Curley, the Supreme Court marshal, investigators could not find the identity of the person despite all the evidence gathered and efforts made.

"The Marshal’s team performed additional forensic analysis and conducted multiple follow-up interviews of certain employees. But the team has to date been unable to identify a person responsible by a preponderance of the evidence," the report states.

It should be noted that for the investigation, 126 interviews were conducted with 97 employees. All of them denied leaking the decision to Politico. However, according to the investigation, it is highly unlikely that the person who leaked the news had no ties to the Supreme Court.

The statement also assures that the efforts to find the person who leaked the ruling will continue and states that they will keep reviewing electronic data and making further inquiries.

The leaked document, which was made public on May 2, 2022, was a draft indicating the decision of the Supreme Court's conservative majority to overturn the protection of abortion rights that was originally ruled upon five decades ago.

The leak triggered a wave of protests across the country that continued for months.

Conservatives react to the report

After Gail Curley shared the lack of findings in her investigation, many took to social media to express their concern and dissatisfaction.

"The Supreme Court's report indicates that they cannot isolate the culprit among the over 80 possible suspects for the Dobbs leak. It is an admission that is almost as chilling as the leak itself," said George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley.

The educator shared that concerns about whether the investigation should have been conducted by the FBI.

"The Court is only a few blocks from the world's leading forensic investigatory body. What is clear is that any hope for a deterrent on such unethical conduct has been dramatically reduced. Thus far, the culprit succeeded in not just leaking the opinion but evading detection," he said.

Los Angeles Republican Representative Mike Johnson also reacted to the report by pointing out the risk this leak poses to future court operations.

"This breaking news is a dangerous & inexcusable development that will jeopardize the future operations of our nation’s highest court. Justice has clearly not been served here & the guilty party remains at large," he opined.