Pedestrians passed non-scalable fencing after being installed overnight around the US Supreme Court building on May 5, 2022, while a demonstration of the rights to abortion was underway in Washington, DC.
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On Wednesday, the head of the Justice Department said he would “help” the Supreme Court judges to be safe after the leak of a draft opinion overturning the Roe v. Wade case aroused intense anger from abortionists. Instructed the US Marshal Service.
The draft, which showed that the court was ready to withdraw the legal protection of abortion, which had lasted for nearly 50 years, urged activists to protest in the Supreme Court building and some outside. Conservative judge’s house..
Attorney General Merrick Garland “is still being informed about security issues related to the Supreme Court and the judges of the Supreme Court,” the Justice Department said. Said in a statement..
“We have instructed the U.S. Marshal Service to secure the Justice Department by providing additional support to the Supreme Court Marshal and the Supreme Court police,” said Garland, a former Supreme Court candidate. DOJ said.
Judge John Roberts ordered the Marshal of the High Court to: Investigate virtually unprecedented leaks.. Roberts said the first draft, written by conservative Judge Samuel Alito and reportedly circulated in February, does not represent the final decision in the case.
“To the extent that this betrayal of court trust was intended to undermine the integrity of our business, it would not succeed,” the Supreme Court said in a statement. “The work of the court is not affected in any way.”
The leak sparked breathtaking speculation about the politicization of the High Court, which has a 6-3 majority of conservative judges after the appointment of three candidates for former President Donald Trump.Critics and some legal experts warn that legal reasoning from Arito’s draft could be used to overturn other rights such as: Same-sex marriage..
Protesters gathered in the Supreme Court building and barricades and fences were set up to keep the crowd away.
Some also have Appeared in Arito’s house Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh Homes in Virginia and Maryland. Conservative and right-wing media have accused these demonstrations of protesters trying to intimidate judges.
However, others defended the protesters who went to the judge’s house. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y. He asked on Tuesday if he was happy with the trend, saying, “If the protest is peaceful, yes.”
“My house, outside my house, has protests three or four times a week. That’s-the American way of peacefully protesting is OK,” Schumer said. “As long as they are peaceful, it’s okay for me.”
On Monday, the Senate passed Bipartisan bill It will extend security protection to the judge’s direct family.
The final opinion of the abortion case is expected to be issued near the end of the court’s term in late June or early July. Nine judges will meet for their first private meeting on Thursday since the draft of Arito was leaked.