GOP Bill: SCOTUS Leakers Get 10 Years In Prison

Republican lawmakers want future Supreme Court leakers to face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for releasing confidential court information without authorization.

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R‑La.) has introduced legislation along with Sens. Marco Rubio (R‑Fla.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R‑Miss.) that would create new criminal penalties for individuals who leak information about impending cases from the Supreme Court. Their bill, the Stop Supreme Court Leakers Act, is a response to the unprecedented leak of a draft opinion in May that suggested the court had voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“The recent leak was an attempt to publicly intimidate justices and undermine the integrity of the Court — all while putting lives at risk,” Cassidy said in a statement. “My bill holds leakers accountable and takes away any hopes of profiting off their crimes.”

The Stop Supreme Court Leakers Act would impose a $10, 000 fine and up to a 10-year prison sentence for those convicted of leaking confidential information from the Supreme …

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