Public Leaking of the Vote?
hamilton02 at aol.com
Fri Apr 6 13:13:31 PDT 2012
First, I assume in this day and age of blogging that clerks sign a confidentiality agreement when they start. Second, they have an obligation under the attorney-client privilege to keep exchanges with the Justices confidential. Third, they don't want to be fired.
On Apr 6, 2012, at 3:30 PM, Sean Wilson <whoooo26505 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> ... I wonder why there isn't any leaking of the initial vote on health care, the way you get leaks in the CIA or hear rumors about things from "unconfirmed sources." Think about it. They each tell one another their initial vote. Opinions begin to get drafted, so, presumably, clerks know. Spouses probably know. Perhaps girlfriends or boyfriends of clerks know? And even if there is a cult of secrecy where you don't tell a spouse or whomever -- wouldn't that ethic be tested in a case like this?
> I just find it strange that you can get defense secrets and hear things about the CIA -- and can even hear whether Harry Potter dies in the last book before it is released -- but no one has any gossip on what the initial vote looks like.
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