The Supreme Court marshal Gail Curley has asked Maryland and Virginia officials to enforce federal and state picketing rules and put an end to protests outside of the Justices’ homes.
The security chief for the Court Gail Curley claimed that protesters had invaded numerous Justices’ residences and were acting threateningly toward them and their families. Following a draft opinion’s disclosure in May, the High Court invalidated the abortion statute on June 24. This law had made the operation legal in every state for almost 50 years.
The private dwellings of justices have been the subject of anti-abortion rallies since the Dobbs ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
“For weeks on end, large groups of protesters chanting slogans, using bullhorns, and banging drums have picketed Justices’ homes in Maryland,” Curley wrote to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, saying a crowd outside the home of one justice rose to more than 100 people.
““For weeks on end, large groups of protesters chanting slogans, using bullhorns, and banging drums have picketed justices’ homes in Maryland,” one letter reads.”
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In four different letters, Curley expressed concern about the rising number of protests to Governors Larry Hogan (R-MD), Marc Elrich (D), Glenn Youngkin (R-VA), and Jeffrey McKay (D), Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Curley also brought up a law from Maryland that states that a “person may not intentionally assemble with another in a manner that disrupts a person’s right to tranquility in the person’s home” and that law “provides for imprisonment for up to 90 days or a $100 fine.”
The house of Justice Amy Coney Barrett in Northern Virginia, as well as her church and the school her children attend, were all mentioned as potential targets by pro-abortion radicals, according to a recent investigation by CBN News.
“The governor agrees with the Marshal that the threatening activity outside the Justices’ homes has increased,” according to Youngkin spokesperson Christian Martinez, who talked to Fox News.
“He welcomes the Marshal of the Supreme Court’s request for Fairfax County to enforce state law as they are the primary enforcement authority for the state statute,” Martinez continued.