The U.S. Supreme Court could take several measures to increase security following the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion to Politico.
Jeff Stollman, a corporate and government information technology security consultant, told Bloomberg Law about some options that the court could adopt if they haven’t already been implemented.
One option is to use unique watermarks on paper used by each justice. Another is to use paper with “taggants,” which are microchemical markings that could trigger alarms or alerts if carried outside the building. A third is to disable laptop USB ports that would prevent copying draft opinions onto portable USB devices.