As Supreme Court officials continue to escalate their search for the source of early May’s leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion that would see the end of legacy decision Roe v. Wade, those officials have reportedly taken steps to require the court’s law clerks to provide cell phone records and sign affidavits.
Three individuals with knowledge of these efforts told CNN that some clerks have become "so alarmed" over the actions, that they have begun considering whether to hire outside counsel.
The actions are the most striking development to date in the investigation into who may have leaked the draft opinion document, written by Justice Samuel Alito, to Politico, which published it on May 2. The opinion indicated that a majority of the court was poised to overturn Roe v Wade.
CNN reported that Chief Justice John Roberts met with the law clerks as a group following the breach, but it remains unclear whether individual interviews have been conducted.