Activists protesting against a possible Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade gathered outside the homes of two conservative judges over the weekend and plans to do so again later this week.
About 100 protesters raised slogans and waved signs outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Maryland house on Saturday evening, then marched to the home of Chief Justice John Roberts. Police eventually ordered them to disperse when Kavanaugh returned home.
“Civilization’s time is up, man,” protest organizer Lacey Wooten-Holway told Bloomberg. “Being humble doesn’t get you anywhere.”
Protesters took action after a leaked draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that half a century of reproductive rights was published by Politico. A final decision is expected at the end of June.
Activists are now organizing other gatherings outside the homes of conservative judges on Monday and Wednesday.
The organization Shutdown DC announced a vigil at Alito’s home on Monday night.
“Justice Alito thinks he can take away our rights. But our rights are fundamentally ours. we’re showing her to tell in personThe organization tweeted.
The Ruth Send Us group is organizing protests at the homes of six conservative judges — three in Virginia and three in Maryland. The group’s name is in reference to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
A message on its website said, “If you would like to join or lead a peaceful protest, let us know.”
Some Republicans have described both the leaks and demonstrations against the expected decision as “intimidation” from judges and said it was illegal.
Bloomberg reported that Roberts and Kavanaugh declined to comment on the protest.
“The court does not discuss security arrangements as a matter of policy,” Supreme Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe told Bloomberg on Friday.