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US Supreme Court Justices to Get Around-the-Clock Home Security

  • Extra protection ordered by DOJ after leaked draft opinion
  • Garland criticizes ‘risk of violence’ against public officials
Law enforcement officers stand outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on May 11. 

Law enforcement officers stand outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on May 11. 

Photographer: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg
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US Supreme Court justices will received around-the-clock security at home, among other protections, following the leaked draft opinion advocating overturning abortion rights.

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland directed the US Marshals Service to step up the personal protection for the nine justices last week, according to the Justice Department. Garland on Wednesday held a meeting between DOJ and Supreme Court officials to discuss coordination and intelligence sharing regarding judicial security.