GOP Introduces Legislation to Criminalize Leaks of Confidential Information From SCOTUS
In light of a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that drew protesters to justices’ homes, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) on Thursday introduced a bill that would make it a crime to leak confidential information from the nation’s highest court.
The bill (pdf), titled Stop Supreme Court Leakers Act, aims to protect a range of information from leaks, including draft and final Supreme Court opinions yet to be released to the public, internal notes on cases heard by the court, communication among justices and their employees about pending cases, personal information of justices that is not otherwise legally available to the public, and “any other information designated to be confidential by the Chief Justice.”…
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