Supreme Court investigation fails to identify who leaked draft abortion opinion

The Supreme Court said it has been unable to determine who leaked Justice Samuel Alito's opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case last May.

After a probe that involved interviews with more than 100 employees, investigators are "unable to identify a person responsible by a preponderance of the evidence," according to

the court. The draft opinion was leaked and published by Politico on May 2. The copy of the draft opinion showed a majority of justices appeared to vote to effectively

overturn the 1973 landmark abortion precedent set in Roe v. Wade.MORE: Who leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion? The findings were independently reviewed by

former judge and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who provided an independent analysis. The court does not say the case is fully closed.

Marshall Gail Curley, who oversaw the probe, left the door open to the possibility of new evidence emerging down the line. "In time, continued investigation and analysis

may produce additional leads that could identify the source of the disclosure," he wrote. "Whether or not any individual is ever identified as the source of the disclosure, the

Court should take action to create and implement better policies to govern the handling of Court-sensitive information and determine the best IT systems for security and

collaboration." On June 24, the court issued its official opinion, which did in fact overturn Roe v. Wade as a national precedent and returned the decision on the legality

of abortion to the states.