After the Roe vs. Wade decision leak, it has been learned that the US Marshals assigned to protect the Supreme Court Justices were not ordered to arrest the wacko leftists surrounding their homes.
Documents obtained by the office of Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala) found that Marshalls were told not to interfere with any activists “unless absolutely necessary.”
The documents counter testimony from Attorney General Merrick Garland. The head of the DOJ said US Marshals ” have full authority to arrest people under any federal statute, including that federal statute.”
“The ‘intent of influencing any judge’ language thus logically goes to threats and intimidation, not 1st [Amendment] protected protest activities,” the training materials read, pointing out that arrests should only be made as a “last resort to present physical harm to the Justices and/or their families.”
During a congressional hearing earlier this week, Britt presented those training documents to Garland, and he played dumb.
“There’s nothing for me to amend because, as I said, I’ve never seen those slides before,” Garland said.
Even the Washington Post believed that the protests were illegal:
“While protest is indeed ingrained in American democracy, legally speaking, the comparison between protesting a politician at home and a member of the judiciary at home is inexact. And experts say the latter category of protests is probably illegal regardless of how peaceful the demonstrations are,” the Post wrote.
Title 18, Section 1507, of the US Code says “the intent of influencing any judge to picket or parade in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer… or with such intent, to resort to any other demonstration in or near any such building or residence” is unlawful.
It’s funny Garland, who runs the department answered the same way Treasury Secretary Yellen answered Congress when they wanted to know why an IRS agent showed up to a GOP witness home.
Yellen wants you to trust her that Biden’s 87,000 IRS agents won’t audit the middle class (they will), but has no explanation for why IRS agents showed up to a journalist’s home as he testified before Congress.https://t.co/DejcsQl5GK
— GOP (@GOP) March 29, 2023
Two tiered system.