(TheConservativeNews.org) – In an interview with Fox & Friends, Jonathan Turley (a Constitutional law expert) warned the leaking of a Supreme Court draft opinion was an “unspeakably unethical” act and the ensuing FBI investigation will ultimately destroy the longstanding culture of the court to not yield to politics. Turley explained that the leak is a “sign of the times,” with no sacred principles remaining.
Turley went on to explain. “What is clear is that what occurred with this leak was an unspeakably unethical act, and it is unfortunately a sign of our times. We’re living in an age of rage where nothing seems inviolate anymore, no principles seems sacred, and it makes some of us feel almost naive. Even though this is a city that floats on a rolling sea of leaks, the court was always an island of integrity, and most of us didn’t think this day would come. And I’m not too sure why. Maybe it’s because we let hope triumph over experience.”
Turley continued by saying, “But the court has a long tradition that it would not yield to politics. It would not yield to dirty tricks. Somebody shattered that tradition, and the investigation that will now ensue is going to shatter the culture of the court. It’s going to take a lot to get to the bottom of this. Yes, it’s a small institution. It’s a small number of people that are likely involved. But whoever did this likely took steps to hide their tracks.”
Turley wasn’t alone in his criticism. This leak has sparked a legitimate concern that the action will cause serious damage to trust within the nation’s highest court.
In a SCOTUSblog, “It’s impossible to overstate the earthquake this will cause inside the Court, in terms of the destruction of trust among the Justices and staff. This leak is the gravest, most unforgivable sin.”
Sen. Marco Rubio said, “The next time you hear the far left preaching about how they are fighting to preserve our Republic’s institutions & norms remember how they leaked a Supreme Court opinion in an attempt to intimidate the justices on abortion.”
Megyn Kelly commented saying, “The pathetic spineless leak of a draft SCOTUS opinion has the feel of something a sad little woke 20-something-year-old would do. The kind of person who thinks their personal agenda is ‘more important.’ Whoever did it should lose their law license.”
Mike Cernovich, a political commentator weighed in, “Leaking a draft SCOTUS ruling is worse than January 6th. The Court was the one institution where conservatives and liberals lived in peace and trust. You disagreed but the trust was sacred. This completely destroys the Court’s inner workings. Totally in shock right now.”