Supreme Court says justices ‘actively cooperated’ in leak probe

The Supreme Court official who conducted an inconclusive investigation into the disclosure to POLITICO of a draft majority opinion spoke with each of the court’s justices during that process, but did not demand that any justice sign an affidavit, according to a new statement.

A 20-page report the court released Thursday from Supreme Court Marshal Gail Curley made no mention of any questioning of justices during the eight-month-long probe, prompting questions about the fairness and thoroughness of the investigation. A court spokesperson did not respond Thursday to questions from POLITICO and other news organizations about whether the justices had been interviewed.

However, in a four-sentence statement Friday afternoon, Curley said she’d interacted with each justice during the inquiry, although she stopped short of describing that as formal questioning of the justices and she acknowledged the justices were not asked to take the same steps other employees were to confirm their statements under oath.

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