The Supreme Court is pretty anxious about its secrets, even long ago ones.
The Globe and Mail reports that the Court has sent out an e-mail threatening its former clerks with legal action if they talk to a social scientist doing an institutional study of how the court works. The study would have been anonymous.
For reasons discussed by the Ectomorph, it is unwise to get in a legal battle with the appellate court of last resort.
Surely, there's no reason anyone should ever know how really important decisions get made. How did we lose Sunday shopping or legal restrictions on abortion? What happened with patriation anyway? It's none of your damn business.