He was so eager to protect school board members from terrorist parents that he ordered the FBI to investigate him, he had to be pulled kicking and screaming to complete his task and send the U.S. To protect the private homes and justices of the Supreme Court, Marshals were sent.
Attorney General Merrick Garland “directed U.S. The U.S. Marshals Service was established to ensure Justices’ safety, providing additional support for the Marshal of Supreme Court and Supreme Court Police,” according to the DOJ.
After a massive outcry by Republicans in Congress, who were concerned that protesters had violated the law, they marched in front of Justices Roberts and Kavanaugh’s homes following the release of the draft opinion to repeal abortion protections in Roe V Wade, the AG reluctantly assisted.
Larry Hogan, a Republican Governor from Maryland, and Glen Youngkin, a Republican Governor from Virginia wrote to Garland to remind him of his obligation to enforce the law.
USA Today: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin wrote a Wednesday letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, citing federal law which prohibits picketing or parading close to a judge’s house “with the intention of influencing any judge.”
The Republican governors stated that while protesting the Supreme Court’s final opinion is not unusual when it is done in public, the circumstances of the current picketing in Justices’ private homes in residential areas are quite different.
This extra layer of security is required after Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, issued a statement in Biden’s name, which did not condemn the violation by federal judges of the law against demonstrations in front of their homes, but in fact, encouraged them.
The Hill: “I’m aware that there’s an outrage now, I guess, regarding protests that were peaceful to this point, and we certainly encourage that, outside of judges’ homes, which is the president’s position.”
This astonishing assertion can be best understood as Biden urging protestors not to march outside the homes and offices of Supreme Court justices to keep their peaceful protests civil. However, he is not encouraging them to do so.
Although the Senate passed legislation to increase security for the court’s members and staff, the House has not yet enacted the measure. The House actually added a poison pill to the legislation, making it harder for voters to approve.
Washington Free Beacon: The Senate passed a bipartisan emergency bill to increase security for justices and the Supreme Court Building. It was sent to the House Monday night. The House Democrats, however, are not eager to pass the bill into law. On Wednesday, leadership members stated that they have not even read the legislation. They are now considering a bill that includes an additional provision to extend the security to the Court’s 40-odd clerks. This provision is sure to anger Republicans.
Steny Hoyer, D., N.Y., House Majority Leader, said Tuesday that Democrats “certainly will look” at the bill but did not give a time frame for when they would vote. Hakeem Jeffries, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus (D.N.Y.), told reporters Tuesday that he had not read the Senate bill.
This is not an invitation for protesters to harass the justices at their homes and threaten them with violence.