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Supreme Court closing in on suspect who leaked Roe v Wade-ending opinion

(Independent)

Investigators are reportedly closing in on identifying who leaked a draft ruling that ultimately became the Supreme Court’s June decision to overturn Roe v Wade and end the constitutional right to an abortion.

Supreme Court marshals reportedly have narrowed their search down to a small number of suspects, including law clerks, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing anonymous sources familiar with the investigation.

The leak of the draft opinion in May from Justice Samuel Alito helped galvanise liberal opposition to the eventual decision across the country.

Politico first reported on the draft document’s content.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with new information.