“That has never, ever occurred before,” Totenberg said of the leak.
“That could only, in all likelihood, have come from a justice — that I think is less likely — or perhaps one of the clerks.”.
“The only one that makes sense is it came from somebody who was afraid that this majority might not hold,” she added.
Roberts condemned the leak and ordered an investigation into who was behind the move, which he called “a singular and egregious breach” of trust.
Republicans have decried the leak as an injustice and suggested it is a political attack from an outraged liberal.
Experts told The Hill they are divided on whether it was a liberal or conservative law clerk, each of whom could have had their own motives.
But nearly everyone has agreed a sitting Supreme Court justice would not leak the draft opinion. »