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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 26: The U.S. Supreme Court building on the day it was reported that Associate Justice Stephen Breyer would soon retire on January 26, 2022 in Washington, DC. Appointed by President Bill Clinton, Breyer has been on the court since 1994. His retirement creates an opportunity for President Joe Biden, who has promised to nominate a Black woman for his first pick to the highest court in the country. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices have long prized confidentiality. It’s one of the reasons the leak of a draft opinion in a major abortion case last week was so shocking. But it’s not just the justices’ work on opinions that they like to keep under wraps. The justices are also the gatekeepers to information about their travel, speaking engagements and health issues. And the justices decide whether and when to make their private papers public. The Supreme Court is not subject to the federal Freedom of Information Act. But the justices themselves have pushed back against suggestions they are less than transparent.