Senator Cassidy Wants To Fine And Punish SCOTUS Leakers

Senator Cassidy Wants To Fine And Punish SCOTUS Leakers

Recently, when a draft copy of an upcoming Supreme Court decision made its way to an online publication, shock waves were sent through Washington. For the first time in history, such a thing happened, and according to all known sources, the integrity of the court itself was in the cross-hairs. The Chief Justice even issued a statement condemning the leak.

Since then, the identity of the leaker has not been produced, just angst among those who perceive that rights would be taken from women seeking to end pregnancies as the decision in question would overturn Roe v. Wade, the blanket bench law that essentially legalized abortion nationwide. (That the issue would then be sent to the states to decide whether or not to allow the procedure locally doesn’t seem to enter the discussion.)

On Thursday, Senator Bill Cassidy proposed a bill that would punish any future leakers.

According to a report from the Washington Examiner, Republican Senator Bill Cassidy will propose new legislation Thursday that would hold future Supreme Court leakers accountable with a $10,000 fine and 10 years in prison for releasing information about pending decisions.

The move comes as a response to last month’s leaked draft opinion that appears to show the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade.

Cassidy told the Washington Examiner that if the legislation, titled the Stop Supreme Court Leakers Act of 2022, becomes law, it would not be able to imprison or fine anyone responsible for leaking the draft opinion of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

However, Cassidy did note that it could be used to confiscate any possible profits received by the person or people who leaked the draft.

“There is a portion in there which seizes profit stemming from the crime. So the person who wants to do a book deal where they’re going to profit from what they’ve done, that would be affected,” Cassidy said. He clarified to reporters that any media contributions or paid speaking engagements resulting from a leak would fall into the same category.

“Whoever leaked this draft opinion and any future leakers must face the consequences of the damage they cause,” Cassidy said.

Taking the profit motive out of leaking is not a bad thing, but is that really enough to deter someone determined to put justiceslives at risk with the leak?

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D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT
June 24, 2022 6:53 pm

Duh! Of course we should. But I think we all know that, since the leaker is a Leftist, we’ll never even learn who did it, let alone see them punished! Come on!

Ebola
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Ebola
June 25, 2022 9:55 am

“Don’t look at my gun grabbing anti 2A voting record! Squirrel!” Screw you Cassidy, you’re an embarrassment to our state.

Sam-I-Am
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Sam-I-Am
June 25, 2022 2:55 pm

The person who leaked the Roe decision probably works for one of the leftist Justices. I suspect Sotomayor.

RLABruce
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RLABruce
June 25, 2022 7:30 pm

Punish the SC leakers–fine. But what about all the “protestors” who illegally threatened, intimidated and harassed judges IN VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW? They are FELONS!