Supreme Court Leaks

There is a lot of hand-wringing about the leaks now coming out of the Court, but it is worth pointing out that this used to happen all the time back in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.  Part of that is because more Justices were ex-politicians then, and thus they had extensive contacts in the press and probably saw leaking as more acceptable.  Part of the explanation is many of the Justices hated each other and so were happy to drop negative news stories on each other.  In any event, to say that what is happening now (real-time leaks) is new is just wrong.

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2 Responses

  1. Joey Fishkin says:

    It may be wrong to say it’s new, but it’s not new to say it’s wrong!

  2. Ashley Casas says:

    Well, I guess this is usual in the supreme court. Giving place on the ex-politicians to become Justices is maybe a cycle to them. Also, the exchanging of negative views were always in there, not as new for me.