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Supreme Court probe into leaks to be led by ex-Army lawyer

Curley has a background in security and law, having come to court from the U.S. Army where she was head of the National Security Law Division in the Judge Advocate General’s office.

She oversaw a team of judge advocates and provided legal advice and support on national security law to senior military leaders, according to her Supreme Court profile.

From 2016 to 2019, Curley served as staff judge advocate at U.S. Army Europe Headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany, where she served as senior U.S. Army counsel for an area comprised of 50 nations and oversaw more than 300 legal professionals. She has also worked in Afghanistan.

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At the Supreme Court, Curley manages approximately 260 employees, including the Supreme Court Police, who provide security for the judges, court staff, visitors, the building and surrounding grounds.

While providing security, the Marshal and Supreme Court Police have the authority to make arrests for violations of state or federal law and any regulations. A decision on a prosecution would likely come from the Department of Justice.

That’s what Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he wants to see.

“This unlawful action should be investigated and punished as fully as possible,” McConnell said in a statement. “The Department of Justice should pursue criminal charges, if appropriate.”

A dozen Republicans urged Attorney General Merrick Garland in a letter to immediately open an investigation and demanded a briefing from the department by May 10 on the status of the investigation.

The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Curley earned his bachelor’s degree in political science in 1991 from the United States Military Academy and earned a JD in 1999 from the University of Illinois College of Law, according to his Supreme Court profile. She received a Master of Laws in 2004 from the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School and a Master of Science in 2014 from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.

In addition to his security duties, the Marshal also pays the salaries of the Chief Justice and Associate Justices.

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