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(NewsNation) — An unprecedented leak from the Supreme Court sent shockwaves across the country as the nation’s highest court investigates how the draft opinion was leaked.

The draft opinion in question suggested the Supreme Court is set to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide. Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed the authenticity of the leak Tuesday and said he had ordered an investigation into what he called the “egregious breach of trust” in leaking the draft document. A legal expert weighed in on “Morning in America,” saying the leak may not be considered a crime.

“The actual document —  the draft is not a classified document. So the crime would come in, if the attorneys meaning the law clerks, are questioned, and they are not truthful in terms of what the information they have,” criminal defense attorney Karen Nance said Wednesday. “That would be able to be prosecuted. But if they were hacked in by somebody outside, then it would be more in the category of being a theft-related crime.”

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