Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney of New York is challenging Attorney General Merrick Garland to enforce the law and hold citizens accountable for targeting the homes of Supreme Court Justices.
Liberals and leftwing politicians have praised an unknown whistleblower for leaking a draft of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization suggesting a potential plan by the conservative judges to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that protected the right to abortion before fetus viability in the U.S.
18 U.S.C. § 1507 prohibits picketing or parading outside a judge’s home to influence them in the discharge of their official duties.
I led my colleagues in asking AG Garland a simple question: as Supreme Court Justices are being targeted, do you intend to enforce the law? (1/2) pic.twitter.com/xczBqrabih
— Rep. Claudia Tenney (@RepTenney) May 11, 2022
Activists published a map with the addresses to the homes of the conservative justices, resulting in mass hysteria and protests at the judges homes.
Rep. Tenney tweeted the letter to Attorney General Garland, signed by herself and five other congressmen. “I led my colleagues in asking AG Garland a simple question: as Supreme Court Justices are being targeted, do you intend to enforce the law?”
“The failure of this Admin to act is a shameless & implicit endorsement of mob rule. The right to peaceful assembly is among our most sacred rights as Americans, but this right does not permit us to intimidate judges, jurors or officers of the court” added Rep. Tenney.
Chicago’s Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot encouraged individuals to protest the justices at their homes and tweeted a “call to arms” word of encouragement.
“To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community — the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms,” the Chicago mayor tweeted.
The White House also has not condemned the protests nor encouraged the activists to halt their protests. No matter how many Democrats support the protests, the fact of the matter remains: 18 U.S.C. § 1507 prohibits picketing or parading outside a judge’s home to influence them in the discharge of their official duties.
To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community—the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms.
— Lori Lightfoot (@LoriLightfoot) May 10, 2022