The Roberts Court, April 23, 2021 .Seated from left to right: Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor .Standing from left to right: Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett. .Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

New Developments in Supreme Court Leak Investigation as Clerks Asked to Hand Over Phone Records

The investigation into who leaked the Supreme Court drafty opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that overturned Roe v. Wade has heated up, a report from CNN reveals.

In an unprecedented move, the clerks have been asked to hand over their phone records to investigatrors.

Along with securing the records they investigators are also taking steps to make the clerks sign sworn affidavits.

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The move, according to the report, has spooked clerks, who are now considering the retention of outside counsel to advise them in the investigation.

Lawyers have stated that retaining counsel to assist is what any other government employee should and does do in a similarly situated situation.

The investigation seems to be developing and it could upset the environment inside the court among the clerks and the justices.

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