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Top Court Demands an End to Protests at Justices’ Homes

  • Supreme Court marshal cites increasing ‘threatening activity’
  • Maryland accuses federal government of not enforcing laws
Protesters march past Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home in Maryland on June 8.

Protesters march past Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home in Maryland on June 8.

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The chief security officer for the US Supreme Court demanded that Virginia and Maryland officials enforce laws against picketing in front of private houses, saying that “threatening activity” at justices’ homes has increased in recent weeks. 

Six conservative justices live in two suburban counties outside of Washington, D.C., and demonstrators have protested outside their homes since a draft opinion of the ruling that ultimately overturned Roe v. Wade, which had legalized abortion nationwide, was leaked in May. The court issued the final ruling last week, setting off waves of protest nationwide and larger demonstrations where the justices live.