Governors demanded end to protests at SCOTUS judges’ home

The Supreme Court’s security chief has asked officials in Maryland and Virginia to end picketing and ‘threatening activity’ outside justices’ homes – after the US Justice Department dragged its heels in the enforcement of federal laws prohibiting such demonstrations.

Supreme Court Marshal Gail Curley wrote letters to Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan — both Republicans — and county leaders in both states, citing state and local laws banning protests at the exterior of private residences.

“For weeks, large groups of protesters chanting slogans, using megaphones and beating drums have been picketing the judges’ homes,” Curley wrote in letters dated July 1 and released on Saturday.

The demands came a day after about 20 pro-abortion protesters stormed Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s home in Falls Church, Va. – and three weeks after a gunman was arrested outside the judge’s home Brett Kavanaugh in Montgomery County, Maryland, and charged with attempted murder.

Supreme Court Marshal Gail Curley has called on the governors of Virginia and Maryland to arrest protesters at the Supreme Court justices’ homes.
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The activist group Ruth Sent Us doxxed the court’s conservative justices in early May, when an unprecedented leak of a draft opinion revealed their intention to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Hogan and Youngkin, both Republicans, called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to defuse the protests, citing a federal law banning protests intended to influence a judge in an ongoing case — to no avail.

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