Politicians Form Coalition To Bring SCOTUS Protestors To Justice
(TargetLiberty.org) – The Supreme Court’s conservative justices have faced a tremendous amount of backlash recently after a leak of the first draft of the Mississippi abortion case became public. Activists called on protesters to harass the justices at their homes. Two governors are now teaming up to stop the protests.
On Wednesday, May 11, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) appeared on Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto” to talk about the protests at the justices’ homes. He revealed he teamed up with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) to send a letter to US Attorney General Merrick Garland asking him to prosecute the protesters.
Youngkin told Cavuto if people are picketing and protesting in order to try to influence judges, then it’s against federal law and punishable by up to one year in prison. The governor is referring to a law, 18 U.S. Code § 1507, passed in 1950 that prohibits “picketing and parading” with the intent of influencing a judge, witness, jury member, or court officer.
The federal statute is incredibly clear, if you are parading or picketing in order to try to influence a judge then it’s punishable with jail time. pic.twitter.com/QkmaxN6FpA
— Governor Glenn Youngkin (@GovernorVA) May 11, 2022
In the letter, Fox News reports Youngkin and Hogan offer the AG their states’ resources to help secure the justices’ homes. However, they said the DOJ has to take the lead.
Do you agree with Youngkin’s and Hogan’s request?
Copyright 2022, TargetLiberty.org