• DOJ silent on abortion protests at justices' homes despite federal law

    From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Fri May 13 08:05:48 2022
    By Kelly Laco
    Published May 10, 2022

    The Department of Justice is remaining silent on continued protests by
    abortion activists outside conservative Supreme Court justices' homes,
    despite a federal law that makes it illegal to attempt to "influence"
    federal officials and the outcome of a court case.

    The pro-abortion protestors are targeting the private homes of the six Republican-appointed justices after the leak last week of a draft
    opinion signaled the Supreme Court intends to overturn landmark
    abortion case Roe v. Wade.

    Federal U.S. code 1507, states that any individual who "pickets or
    parades" with the "intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding
    the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any
    judge, juror, witness, or court officer" near a U.S. court or "near a
    building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness,
    or court officer" will be fined, or "imprisoned not more than one year,
    or both."

    Despite the language included in the federal statute, Attorney General
    Merrick Garland has not issued a public statement addressing the
    protests outside conservative justices' homes.


    Why hasn't Merrick had these people arrested?

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