Protests by abortion lawyers outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court judges have not been answered by the judiciary, although a federal law seeks to “influence” government officials and invalidate the outcome of court cases.
With a draft opinion leaked last week indicating that the Supreme Court plans to overturn the landmark abortion case Rowe v. Wade, pro-abortion activists are now targeting the private homes of six Republican-appointed judges.
Picketing or pairing with a court or a building used by a judge, judge, or witness, or a building or residence owned or occupied by a court official, with intent to obstruct, obstruct, or influence the administration of justice. Up to $ 1,000 or one year in prison.
Despite the language in federal law, Attorney General Merrick Garland has not yet publicly commented on the protests outside the home of conservative Supreme Court justices. When Fox News Digital reached out to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Garland’s silence and the reason for not arresting protesters were both unanswered.
Andy McCarthy, a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and Fox News, said: “They are advancing their political interests by portraying the draft Supreme Court opinion as more extreme than their constitutional obligation to faithfully enforce the law and protect both the court and the judge.” Contributors
“I would like to point out that Attorney General Garland claimed a few months ago that the judiciary was interested in protecting teachers and school administrators when he sent the FBI to investigate parents who protested the inclusion of racist and anti-American material in schools.” “But it would be a state crime, not federal, because the relationship between parents and the school is state and local, not federal,” McCarthy said.
Last fall, the Justice Department issued a memo asking the FBI to investigate a “threat of violence” at a school board meeting in order to protect school officials from threatening threatened parents. McCarthy referred to this document. Because the National School Boards Association (NSBA) wrote a letter to Vice President Biden urging his administration to consider the parents’ protest at the school board meeting as a possible act of “domestic terrorism,” Garland’s request was widely criticized.
“On the contrary, as an institution of federal law enforcement, the Supreme Court has unequivocal jurisdiction over the security and safety of its judges. It is unforgivable that the judiciary is now so quiet and inactive, when it was loud and active for a productive debate that had no authority, “McCarthy told Fox News Online.
Ian Pryor, a senior legal adviser at America First Legal, lamented the department’s lack of response to Fox News Digital: Merrick Garland militarized the DOJ against the parents just four days after the Biden administration received a letter from the NSBA, although the FBI had no evidence of increased harassment or threats against the school board. “
“Even when protesters demonstrated outside the residence of Supreme Court justices in an attempt to influence a verdict, we did not hear from Merrick Garland. Those who disagree with the government’s extreme views have been treated with contempt, and the administration appears to be well on its way to supporting those goals with extremist, pro-people measures “continuing from the outset.”
In response to growing criticism of the gathering outside the Supreme Court justices’ residences, White House Press Secretary Jane Sackie tweeted Monday that Vice President Biden “fully believes in the constitutional right to protest.”
According to Saki, the use of violence, threats or vandalism is never acceptable. It is important for judges to be able to perform their duties without fear of their own safety, as they play an important role in our society.
As a result, Carrie Severino, president of the Judicial Crisis Network, tweeted on Monday that the White House had “no problem” with activists protesting outside Supreme Court justices, although Justice Alito was reportedly forced to leave his home. .
Protesters gathered outside the homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanagh over the weekend, while the “Shut Down DC” group staged a second protest outside the home of Justice Samuel Alito on Monday.
Supreme Court Justice Alito has leaked an opinion that would overturn Rowe v. Wade and allow states to control abortion.
For the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case, Alito wrote in a draft judgment in February, “We think Rowe and Casey should be dismissed.” Depending on the constitution, “it is time to bring abortion back into the public debate.”
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