Supreme Court Leaks
posted by Gerard Magliocca
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.