Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee at Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, on September 27, 2018, that his nomination was a quasi-judge of the United States Supreme Court.
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A California man was arrested Wednesday, armed with pistols and ammunition, knives, pepper spray, and robbery tools, and police went to the home of the Brett Cabano Supreme Court to kill him, court records said.
26-year-old Nicholas John Roske is angry at the possibility that the Supreme Court will soon overturn the constitutional rights of abortion and the slaughter of an elementary school in Yuvarde after being arrested one block away from Kavanaugh’s residence. I told the police that I was standing up. , Texas, those records show.
“Roske said he began thinking about ways to give his life a purpose and decided to kill the Supreme Court judge. [Kavanaugh] After finding the address of the judicial Montgomery County on the Internet, “FBI special agent Ian Montijo wrote in an affidavit.
“Roske further showed that he had purchased [a] It breaks into the dwelling of justice and glocks pistols and other items to kill justice and himself, “the agent wrote.
Roske, who lives in Simi Valley, has been charged with one attempted murder by a Supreme Court judge. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.
When he briefly appeared in federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland on Wednesday, Roske agreed to be detained without bail, but reserved the right to later seek bail.
Roske said he had graduated from college and had a bachelor’s degree in response to a question from Magistrate Judge Timothy Sullivan.
When asked if Sullivan was thinking clearly and understanding the nature of the hearing, Roske replied, “I think I have a reasonable understanding, but I can’t say I think clearly.”
He will then appear in court on June 22nd.
Rosk arrived at a taxi in front of Kavanaugh’s house in Chevy Chase, a suburb of Washington, DC, around 1:05 am on Wednesday. He had a suitcase and a backpack, Affidavit said.
According to the affidavit, he walked down the street after seeing the Marshal.
According to the affidavit, Roske called 911, told the dispatcher his name, suicidal ideation, and had a gun in his suitcase.
“He also told someone who was called from California to kill justice in a particular US Supreme Court,” an FBI agent wrote in his affidavit.
Roske was arrested by Montgomery County police sent to the scene while calling a 911 operator. He was detained without incident.
When police searched his suitcase and backpack, they had two magazines and a glock with ammunition, a knife, a tactical chest rig, a pepper spray, a zip tie, a hammer, a driver, a nail punch, a clover, and a pistol. I found a semi-automatic pistol, according to Afidabit, lights and duct tape.
Police are standing outside the home of US Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh on May 11, 2022, as protesters protest in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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Roske was taken to the Montgomery County Police Station after being arrested.
“After being taken to the precincts and advised on constitutional rights, Roske agreed to discuss with the authorities and signed a written waiver to that effect,” the affidavit said.
“I was angry with the recent leak of the Supreme Court’s draft judgment on the right to abortion and the recent school shootings in Yuvarde, Texas,” he later told the detective, according to the affidavit.
“I believed that the justice he tried to kill was in favor of the decision of Article 2 of the Constitutional Amendment to loosen the gun control law,” the affidavit said.
Kavanaugh’s house, like the house of other conservative Supreme Court judges, became a venue for protests last month after a leak of a draft opinion overturning the constitutional right to abortion. The draft was written by another conservative, Judge Samuel Alito.
The Supreme Court is expected to make a final decision on the Mississippi abortion law, which was the subject of the draft opinion, in the coming weeks.
The case on Wednesday occurred hours before the court issued a ruling on a case unrelated to abortion.
After an unprecedented leak in the draft, security has been enhanced in all nine judges’ homes since last month.
The Justice Department said in mid-May that Marshall Services is providing “24-hour security” to the homes of all nine judges.
A Marshall service spokesman told CNBC Wednesday that security measures were still being implemented at the judge’s house.
“This kind of behavior is clearly unacceptable to us,” US Attorney General Merrick Garland told reporters.
“Of course, the threat of violence and the actual violence against judges are at the heart of our democracy, and we can prevent them and hold them accountable for that reason. I will do my best, “Garland said.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan praised the response by the U.S. Marshal and police in a statement, saying, “We arrested the suspect and acted swiftly to prevent him from harming him.”
Hogan also said Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin “will continue to work with both federal and local law enforcement authorities to secure these residential areas,” where judges of the Supreme Court live. ..
“I call on the leaders of both Washington parties to blame these actions in uncertain terms,” Hogan said.
“It is essential for our constitutional system that judges can perform their duties without fear of violence against them and their families.”
on tuesday, US Department of Homeland Security It issued a warning that “the environment of increasing threats continues throughout the United States.”
According to the bulletin, the DHS “expects the threat environment to become more dynamic as some high-profile events can be exploited to justify violence against various targets.” It states.