Dershowitz: ‘This is no longer the Roberts Court. It’s now the Trump Court’

Dershowitz: ‘This is no longer the Roberts Court. It’s now the Trump Court’


Dershowitz: ‘This is no longer the Roberts Court. It’s now the Trump Court’

Trump appointed three associate justices to the court while in office

By Ben Whedon

Harvard Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz declared Friday that the Supreme Court’s decision overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion precedent was a clear sign of former President Donald Trump’s influence on the judicial branch.

“Well, this is no longer the Roberts Court,” he said, referring to Chief Justice John Roberts. “It’s now the Trump court,” he said on Friday’s Just the News, Not Noise television show. Trump, while president, appointed Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett to bench.

The high court on Friday released its ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson abortion case which fully overturned both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a 1992 decision affirming abortion rights, thereby returning the power to regulate the practice to the states. All of the Trump-appointed justices voted with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito in the majority ruling. Chief Justice John Roberts issued a concurring opinion.

The Roe precedent legalized abortion nationwide in 1972 after the court determined the procedure to be a constitutional right under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees a right to privacy.

Dershowitz went on to assert how Friday’s ruling indicates the current court holds a fundamentally different interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment right to privacy, saying “this is the beginning of a new era of the right of privacy. And we have to see how it evolves. Over time.”

The Harvard professor then reminded viewers that the court has previously held left-wing biases and warned that those frustrated with its shift to the right should not pursue violence or attempt to dismantle the institution.

“We’ve been through this before, the New Deal was a new era,” he said. “The Warren Court was a new era, both of those eras helped liberals and hurt conservatives.

”This time the shoe was on the other foot, and we who are liberal have to understand that we can’t engage in violence, we can’t start tacking it forward and destroying the institution,” he added. “We have to work within the law and within the first year.”

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus: Vanquishing Roe v Wade

What a wonderful day! The end of the terrible, inhuman, unlawful regime instituted by the men of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) almost half a century ago.

Catholics: SCOTUS vs POTUS

Six out of nine of the current justices in the Supreme Court are Catholics; another, Justice Neil Gorsuch, was raised Catholic but may have become Episcopalian upon marriage. The remaining two are Jewish.

Four of the Catholics — Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh and Samuel Alito — along with Justice Gorsuch were instrumental in this monumental judgement. As my Facebook friend Michael Fanelli observed, these judges are:

“Partakers of the Priestly, Prophetic, and Kingly functions of the Church.”

SCOTUS pro-life judges - Feast of the Sacred Heart

Fr John Trigilio Jr, host of the long-running Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) TV show Web of Faith, posted on Facebook:

“On this feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, SCOTUS overruled Roe v Wade. POTUS however made his unequivocal support of abortion this afternoon. Both President Biden and Nancy Pelosi risk excommunication and should not be given Holy Communion. (Canon 915)”

Indeed, the fake Catholics in the White House, along with those Catholic judges who were in opposition, are a disgrace with their politically correct support of abortion “rights”.

Dr Gerard M Nadal, president and CEO of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, wrote:

“The decision was rendered on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, a heart that burns with the fire of love for all involved in this great national tragedy. We need to pray for Biden and those who would further pervert our system of government and justice in the headlong pursuit of adding to the nation’s ghastly toll of lives prematurely ended, and parents left with the toxic residue of anger, guilt, and trauma.”

Solemn Feast

Sacred Heart - Child JesusJune may have a certain significance to those of a progressive bent, but to Catholics, it is the Month of the Sacred Heart, when we have a particular focus on the burning love of Jesus for humanity. The Feast of the Sacred Heart popularised the common heart (❤) symbol which we use today, which dates from the Middle Ages.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus can be traced to the writings of the early Church contemplating John 7:37-39 (Christ as the Living Water) and John 19:33-37 (the piercing of the crucified Christ), emphasising the infinite love of God bearing fruit in new life through our sanctification and salvation wrought by Jesus.

This devotion is founded on the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Holy Trinity. As Jesus is fully human as well as fully divine, every aspect of His human nature is worthy of adoration. At the same time, the Sacred Heart devotion encompasses the whole mystery of Christ, His entire being, and His Person as the Son of God, Who is Love.

In 1856, Pope Pius IX designated the Friday following the Feast of Corpus Christi (the Body of Christ/the Eucharist) as the Feast of the Sacred Heart.

Sacred Heart trumps JohnOrdinarily, 24 June is the Feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, born six months before his cousin Jesus (since his mother Elizabeth was six months pregnant when Mary went to visit her — Luke 1:36). The Bible records that when John was a preborn child in the womb, he bore witness to the presence of the Messiah in Mary’s womb (Luke 1:44), leaping for joy at the voice of Mary, the vessel bearing the Holy One, just as David leapt for joy before the Ark of the Covenant (2 Samuel 6:16).

However, as Our Lord takes precedence, John’s feast was moved to the day preceding the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart this year.

What an appropriate day this is for the vanquishing of an evil law! God’s love triumphs over the selfishness of men and women, leading us along the path of life, not death.

Celebrations

Fr Blake Britten of Orlando, Florida, rejoices:

“My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

It is with joy on this feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that we celebrate the overturning of Roe vs. Wade by the United States Supreme Court. After more than 50 years of prayer and fasting, the Lord has yet again reminded us that He is faithful to those who love Him and His mercy last from generation to generation. This is a great day for our nation as we take the first step towards respecting the liberty of individual states as well as restoring an appreciation for the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Let us now begin the work of converting hearts and healing wounds with a continued spirit of steadfast love, compassion, understanding and peace. Praised be Jesus Christ now and forever! Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have Mercy on Us!”

Matt Fradd chimed in:

“Today, on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, countless prayers were answered as the U.S. Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe v Wade. Let us now continue in prayers of thanksgiving and ask for peace in light of this decision. The darkness will never prevail!

Glory to Jesus Christ!

O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore You!”

giants fall on the Feast of the Sacred HeartCatholic evangelist Paul Kim wrote:

‘I can’t believe it. The day has finally arrived. Thank you God!

This doesn’t end abortion completely in our country, but it is an incredible blow against the silent genocide that has been taking place for the last 49 years and has destroyed the lives of over 60 million of our family members, friends, and neighbors who never got the chance to live. 13 states have automatic trigger laws that make abortion illegal immediately (or within a month). Now all of those babies who were in danger of being terminated have a fighting chance and moms who need support from pregnancy centers can actually get it instead of being told that “abortion will solve their problems”. It’s time to pray and work hard for those last 37 states to follow suit.

“You formed my inmost being. You knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise You, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works!” //
Psalms 139:13-14’

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Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever! May the Lord grant our American brothers and sisters the grace, strength and resources to rebuild a culture of life in their nation, a light for the world to see and follow.

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Court Overturns Roe v Wade

Court Overturns Roe v Wade

The US Supreme Court’s decision, late last night Australian time, to overturn Roe v Wade is monumental.

The decision reverses 50 years of insistence that the Constitution guarantees the right to an abortion. As of Friday just gone, each US state will be free to decide its own abortion laws.

I want to supply readers with an easy-to-understand summary of what the US Supreme Court decided yesterday. That way, when you’re talking to friends or whatever, you will have a reasonable handle on it.

First, some background.

Bloody History

Abortion was legalised in 1973 when the Supreme Court ruled that a “right of privacy” included “a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.”

More than 63 million babies have been aborted since that judgement.

One in five pregnancies was terminated in 2020.

Weirdly, killing unborn babies went from “safe, legal and rare” to “sacred”.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi described abortion as “sacred ground”.

Planned Parenthood insisted that “Abortion is sacred.”

How did a culture go from believing life was sacred to believing that abortion was sacred?

Violent and Twisted

If abortion was “sacred”, then any attempt at limiting it was seen as sacrilege.

That is why pro-abortion activists started attacking Catholic churches and firebombing Christian pregnancy centres when a draft of the Court’s judgement was leaked a month ago.

An attempt was made to murder Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Protestors have been camped outside Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s house.

Activists not only denied the humanity of the unborn child, but they corrupted the relationship between the mother and the unborn child.

They referred to the unborn child as an “embryonic guest” or a “parasite leeching off the host”.

If the unborn child is a parasite rather than a human being, and if the woman is an unwilling host rather than a mother, all the easier for pro-abortionists to live with themselves.

Unconstitutional

When you consider 50 years of history and all the histrionics of the pro abortion lobby, the decision to overturn Roe v Wade is incredible. The Supreme Court justices are incredibly courageous.

So what did the Court rule?

The Court ruled that“the Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision.”

The Court ruled that, prior to Roe v Wade, there “was no support in American law for a constitutional right to obtain an abortion.”

In other words, the Court ruled that the famous Roe v Wade ruling that legalised abortion, was wrong.

Roe was on a collision course with the Constitution from the day it was decided,” the Justices wrote.

The Court continued:

Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.

Dissenting Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan argued that the Court now “says that from the very moment of fertilization, a woman has no rights to speak of.”

The majority of Justices rightly dismissed this rather hysterical assertion.

Pregnant women have the same rights as everyone else. What they don’t have is the right to kill another human being.

The ruling does not mean that abortion is illegal. Rather, it means returning “the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

In other words, abortion is no longer considered a Constitutional right. Each state will be free to make its own laws on abortion according to the will of the people expressed through their elected representatives.

This is an enormous win for those of us who believe that human life, rather than abortion, is sacred.

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America Has Donald Trump To Thank For Roe v. Wade Finally Being Overturned

America Has Donald Trump To Thank For Roe v. Wade Finally Being Overturned

There were many seen and unseen forces that contributed to the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, but a large part of the credit for the U.S. Supreme Court finally overruling Roe v. Wade goes to former President Donald Trump for nominating solid justices who could see an “egregiously wrong” decision as something that desperately needed to be undone.

Without Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett who, despite facing an intense intimidation campaign from openly violent leftists, stood behind the judicial belief that there is no constitutional right to abortion, Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas wouldn’t have had the backup they needed to overturn 50 years of an “exceptionally weak” ruling that had “damaging consequences” on Americans for years.

They certainly wouldn’t have received much help from Chief Justice John Roberts, George W. Bush’s pick for the court.

As a matter of fact, even though he didn’t side with the dissent, Roberts refused to join the court’s majority opinion. In return, he was pummeled by Alito for doing “exactly what it criticizes Roe for doing: pulling ‘out of thin air’ a test that ‘[n]o party or amicus asked the Court to adopt.’”

“The concurrence would ‘leave for another day whether to reject any right to an abortion at all,’ and would hold only that if the Constitution protects any such right, the right ends once women have had ‘a reasonable opportunity’ to obtain an abortion,” Alito wrote. “The concurrence does not specify what period of time is sufficient to provide such an opportunity, but it would hold that 15 weeks, the period allowed under Mississippi’s law, is enough—at least “absent rare circumstances. There are serious problems with this approach, and it is revealing that nothing like it was recommended by either party.”

Not even Alito was Bush’s top choice for the court.

Leftists understood the threat that Trump’s nomination power posed to their abortion regime. After all, he predicted that if he added another two or three justices to the court, Roe would be overturned “automatically.”

“And that will happen automatically, in my opinion, because I am putting pro-life justices on the court,” he said during a 2016 debate.

That’s why the left tried to stonewall, bully, and tarnish Trump’s picks for the highest court in the land.

Their opposition campaign began with Gorsuch. It quickly escalated when Democrats, along with the corrupt corporate media, launched a weeks-long smear campaign against Kavanaugh. By the time Barrett came along, the leftists in Congress and the media had their vilification tactics down pat.

At the end of Trump’s judicial saga, leftists had waged a full-blown war on the Supreme Court. When things didn’t go their way, they called for court-packing. By the time the Dobbs opinion was leaked in May, they landed on completely destroying and undermining the court’s integrity.

Without Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett, the court might have caved to pressure to appease the masses. After all, the court chief Roberts did change his mind on Obamacare in 2012 to satiate his fears over potential pushback.

But because Trump and his Republican backing fought to put solid picks on the court, the justices stood firm and gave their final word on Roe.

Even Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, albeit, in a twisted, pro-abortion rhetoric kind of way, recognized Trump was somewhat responsible for the landmark decision.

“Because of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, the Republican Party, [and] their supermajority in the Supreme Court, American women today have less freedom than their mothers,” Pelosi said in a press conference on Friday.

Under Roberts, the NeverTrumpers who suddenly want to claim credit for the legal victory they long opposed the Trump-forged path to, and a Hillary Clinton-led regime aided by a Supreme Court filled with activist justices, Roe would still be cursing states and permitting the butchering of millions of unborn babies.

Under Trump, states are allowed to ban the killing of unborn babies completely. As a matter of fact, many of them have already started to preserve life in the womb.

“This is following the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago,” Trump told Fox News on Friday after the ruling was released.


Jordan Boyd is a staff writer at The Federalist and co-producer of The Federalist Radio Hour. Her work has also been featured in The Daily Wire and Fox News. Jordan graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @jordanboydtx.

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US Supreme Court Rules that Americans Are Legally Allowed to Carry Guns in Public

US Supreme Court Rules that Americans Are Legally Allowed to Carry Guns in Public


US Supreme Court Rules that Americans Are Legally Allowed to Carry Guns in Public

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The US Supreme Court issued a rare decision supporting constitutional gun rights and ruled 6-3 that Americans have the right to carry arms outside of the home and in public — in a major victory for advocates of the Second Amendment.

The case stems from a lawsuit filed by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association against the state. The suit argued that the restriction made it almost impossible to get a legal carry permit and made the Second Amendment a privilege and not a right. The ruling will affect other states that have similar laws, including California, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday issued a rare decision involving constitutional gun rights and ruled that Americans have the right to carry arms outside of the home and in public — in a major victory for advocates of the Second Amendment.

The high court voted 6-3 in striking down a New York law that said gun owners must demonstrate a need to carry firearms outside the home.

The court was split along ideological lines, with all six conservative justices voting against the New York law and the three progressive justices voting to uphold the gun-safety statute.

Writing for the majority, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas said that the New York law goes too far in restricting legal possession of firearms and said it violated the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“Because the state of New York issues public-carry licenses only when an applicant demonstrates a special need for self-defense, we conclude that the State’s licensing regime violates the Constitution,” Thomas wrote in the ruling.

Conservative Justices Samuel Alito and Amy Coney Barrett wrote concurring opinions and Justice Stephen Breyer, who is retiring at the end of the current term, wrote a dissenting opinion.

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John Roberts’ Refusal To Release Dobbs Opinion Is Jeopardizing The Lives Of His Colleagues

John Roberts’ Refusal To Release Dobbs Opinion Is Jeopardizing The Lives Of His Colleagues

Since the infamous leak of the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) draft majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization last month, Americans have waited with bated breath for the high court to issue its verdict on the constitutionality of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which federally legalized abortion in the United States.

Despite high expectations that the court would release its final Dobbs opinion—which is expected to deem Roe unconstitutional—on Monday SCOTUS instead issued a series of less contentious opinions, once again leaving millions of Americans in limbo. The high court is set to release more legal opinions on Wednesday, with notable cases pertaining to gun rights, school choice, and the regulatory power of the Environmental Protection Agency also awaiting publication.

While the leaked Dobbs majority draft opinion striking down federally legalized abortion has generated enthusiasm from pro-life activists, the prospect of SCOTUS overturning Roe has pushed an already unhinged left to the breaking point. Since the draft’s publication in Politico, leftists have repeatedly shown up in droves at the homes of the Republican-appointed members of the court in order to harass and intimidate the justices into keeping Roe in place.

Last month, the left-wing activist group Shut Down D.C. organized a demonstration outside of Justice Samuel Alito’s Virginia home “because it’s been impossible to reach him at the Supreme Court,” with participants shouting phrases such as “our bodies, our voice!” and “Alito is a coward.” Threatening demonstrations have also taken place at the Virginia home of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, with the radical pro-abortion group Ruth Sent Us recently encouraging its supporters to target Barrett’s home, children, and church.

“If you’re in the DC metro area, join us. Our protests at Barrett’s home moved the needle to this coverage,” the group said in a tweet. “Falls Church is a People of Praise stronghold. She sends her seven kids to a People of Praise school that she sat on the Board of Directors for. She attends church DAILY.”

While possessing the power to arrest and charge demonstrators, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, who himself was once a SCOTUS nominee, has instead chosen not to prosecute violators of 18 U.S. Code § 1507, which outlaws picketing outside a judge’s home “with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice.”

The most heinous of the left’s intimidation tactics, however, came last week when a deranged leftist was arrested outside the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh for planning to assassinate the judge for his purported support of overturning Roe. In addition to being buried by the New York Times, the story received no coverage by any of the major Sunday news shows on ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN.

President Joe Biden has also neglected to directly acknowledge the attempt on Kavanaugh’s life, with the only response from the White House being a statement from Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates that said Biden “condemns the actions of this individual in the strongest terms.”

John Roberts Has Failed His Fellow Justices

After the Dobbs draft opinion was released, Chief Justice John Roberts announced the launch of an investigation to find the individual who leaked the majority opinion to Politico. Not only has Roberts’ investigation cataclysmically failed to out the leaker and hold this person accountable for his or her actions a month later, the chief justice’s continued withholding of the Dobbs decision has concurrently endangered the lives of his colleagues.

As noted by Federalist CEO Sean Davis, Roberts “could issue Dobbs today and eliminate threats of violence to prevent its release,” but is instead “deliberately doing nothing.”

“What conclusions can be drawn other than that Roberts is fine with what the leak has wrought, and that he’s fine with the prospect of violence and assassinations precluding the release of a Dobbs release overturning Roe v. Wade?,” Davis said.

According to prior reporting, Roberts plans to oppose the overturning of Roe alongside the court’s Democrat appointees, with the chief justice allegedly attempting to sway Justices Barrett and Kavanaugh to join him.

Rather than releasing the Dobbs opinion as soon as possible, Roberts appears to be withholding the decision until the end of the court’s term, which would mean the ultimate fate of Roe wouldn’t be publicly known until late June or early July. If this is the case, such irresponsible and feckless decision-making indicates that Roberts is seemingly fine with the ongoing threats against his colleagues, some of whom (like Barrett and Kavanaugh) are parents of young children.

Just as his caving to public pressure on the court’s 2012 Obamacare case gave Democrats license to harass and bully SCOTUS, Roberts’ refusal to issue the Dobbs decision has opened the floodgates for a bevy of continued threats and acts of violence against sitting members of the court from left-wing anarchists until the opinion is released. If Roberts truly cared about the institution of the high court and the safety of his fellow justices, he would quit whatever political game he’s playing and release the opinion that could end the trigger for these threats to the justices and save millions of innocent babies across the country.


Shawn Fleetwood is an intern at The Federalist and a graduate of the University of Mary Washington. He also serves as a state content writer for Convention of States Action and his work has been featured in numerous outlets, including RealClearPolitics, RealClearHealth, and Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @ShawnFleetwood

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Gov. Glenn Youngkin Requests Local Police Establish ‘Expanded Security Perimeter’ Around SCOTUS Justices’ Homes

Gov. Glenn Youngkin Requests Local Police Establish ‘Expanded Security Perimeter’ Around SCOTUS Justices’ Homes

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) asked the Fairfax County board of supervisors to order the local police department to establish an “expanded security perimeter” around the homes of three U.S. Supreme Court Justices who call the county home in a letter obtained by Breitbart News shows.

“I am writing to respectfully request that the Fairfax County Police Department establish an expanded security perimeter around the homes of the three current Supreme Court Justices who reside in Fairfax County,” Youngkin wrote in part in the Wednesday letter to board members and chairman Jeff McKay.

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The Fairfax County board of supervisors controls the Fairfax County Police Department. Youngkin, as Breitbart News has already reported, has ordered the Virginia State Police — who report to him as governor — to monitor and assist in any way possible, something he reiterates in this letter.

The letter continues by noting that Youngkin and the state police have obtained credible intelligence of serious threats to the safety and lives of the three Justices, Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, and Clarence Thomas.

A U.S. Supreme Court police officer stands outside the home of Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Alexandria, Va. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report released Monday. Whatever the outcome, the Politico report represents an extremely rare breach of the court's secretive deliberation process, and on a case of surpassing importance. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

A U.S. Supreme Court police officer stands outside the home of Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Alexandria, Virginia (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

“This request is based on credible and specific information received about upcoming activities planned at or involving the homes of the Justices in Fairfax County,” Youngkin wrote to the board members. “We believe for the safety of the Justices and their families, their neighbors, and the law enforcement heroes dedicated to preserving peace and order in our communities, that an expanded security perimeter should be established. Establishing a perimeter will ensure both the safety of the Justices, their neighbors and the demonstrators.”

Youngkin next notes that Virginia State Police, at his order, are ready to assist local law enforcement in this directive. “The Virginia State Police have offered and stand ready to provide their assistance to Fairfax County Police,” Youngkin wrote. “We are prepared to provide the manpower and resources necessary to ensure a safe perimeter, which should include limiting unauthorized vehicle and pedestrian access, and be established prior to planned events on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.”

Pro-choice demonstrators gather outside the house of US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 9, 2022. - The US Senate will vote on May 11 on a national abortion rights bill -- a process likely doomed to fail -- after a leaked draft decision signalled the Supreme Court's readiness to overturn the 1973 Roe v Wade decision. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP) (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Pro-abortion demonstrators gather outside the house of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 9, 2022. (Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

Youngkin also makes clear that the local law enforcement — which reports to this board — are the first line of defense here.

“As you know, the initial law enforcement response lies at the local level, and the Virginia State Police’s involvement will only occur at the request of the local police,” Youngkin wrote. “In addition to my clear safety concerns, I fundamentally believe such demonstrations and picketing should not be allowed at the Justices’ homes as they are meant to intimidate and influence the Justices, not to mention, scaring their families and small children. Our Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Robert Moiser and the Virginia State Police are prepared to assist and support Fairfax County in this coordinated effort to protect the peace and safety of the Justices, their families, and the neighborhoods in which they live.”

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Exclusive — Gov. Youngkin Orders Virginia State Police to Monitor Protests at SCOTUS Justices’ Homes, Assist if Necessary

Exclusive — Gov. Youngkin Orders Virginia State Police to Monitor Protests at SCOTUS Justices’ Homes, Assist if Necessary

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, is aware of the protests at U.S. Supreme Court Justices’s homes and has ordered Virginia State Police to monitor them and provide assistance if necessary, a spokeswoman for the governor told Breitbart News.

“The governor is aware and Virginia State Police will monitor the situation,” Macaulay Porter, Youngkin’s spokeswoman, said in a statement. “VSP will assist federal and local law enforcement as needed to ensure the safety of our citizens, including Supreme Court justices, who call Virginia home.”

Three U.S. Supreme Court Justices—Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Amy Coney Barrett—live in Virginia. A leftist group called “Ruth Sent Us” this week called for protests at the homes of the Justices. On Thursday evening, pro-life protesters thanking Alito appeared outside his home after the leftist group revealed the addresses of the six Justices appointed by GOP presidents online. The Ruth Sent Us organization announced on its website plans for a “walk-by” of the Justices’ homes—the three in Virginia as well as the Maryland homes of Justices Brett Kavanaugh, John Roberts, and Neil Gorsuch—on Wednesday, May 11.

The protests come in the wake of Politico publishing a leaked copy of a draft opinion that it says five of the high court’s Justices agreed to that would overturn Roe V. Wade, the decades-old highly controversial early 1970s decision that on a wide scale legalized abortion in America.

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