US Supreme Court urges Maryland to ban protests at justices’ homes

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US Supreme Court urges Maryland to ban protests at justices' homes

  • The chief security officer of the US Supreme Court has asked Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to enforce rules against picketing outside Maryland.
  • “In a letter to Hogan dated July 1, Supreme Court Marshal Gail Curley requested action, pointing out that Maryland law prohibits people from gathering.
  • Curley also noted that for weeks, protesters had been using bullhorns, chanting and drumming.

The chief security officer of the US Supreme Court has asked Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to enforce rules against picketing outside the Maryland residences of high court judges, citing protests and “threatening activities”.

In a letter to Hogan on July 1, Supreme Court Marshal Gail Curley requested action, pointing out that Maryland law prohibits people from “assembling in a manner that disturbs the right to peace in the individual’s home.” Is.”

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According to a copy of the letter posted on the Fox News website, Curley wrote to Hogan, “I am writing to request that the Maryland State Police, in conjunction with local officials, hold a sit-in outside the homes of Supreme Court justices. Enforce laws prohibiting those who live in Maryland.”

After a draft opinion, the court in Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that guaranteed women abortion rights was leaked in May, pro-abortion activists began demonstrating outside the homes of Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Brett Kavanaugh. and Justice Samuel Alito Jr. in Maryland and Virginia, respectively.

Last month, the court announced a decision that accomplished this.

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The governor was informed by Curley that he had expressed “great concern” about a picketing outside judges’ homes in his state in May. Hogan remarked in a letter to US Attorney General Merrick Garland that he co-authored with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin to request the enforcement of a federal law to influence courts on active cases. Prohibits protests.

Curley informed Hogan that since then, “protest activity in Justice’s homes, as well as threatening activities, has only intensified.” Curley also noted that for weeks, protesters had been using bullhorns, chanting and drumming.

The letter also referred to “an attempt at a life of justice,” possibly a reference to a California man who was detained near Kavanaugh’s home last month while carrying a shotgun, a knife, and pepper spray. went.

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