Democrats hate the conservative tilt of the Supreme Court. And they’re pulling out all the stops to eliminate their influence.
And Biden officials just put the Supreme Court in incredible danger.
When an internal mole leaked the draft Dobbs decision which reversed Roe v. Wade last year, all hell broke loose.
Hundreds of protesters swarmed the Supreme Court Justice’s homes threatening violence.
One man was even arrested outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house after he admitted to a plan to assassinate Kavanaugh.
Now we’re learning the DOJ not only allowed it, but encouraged law enforcement to do absolutely nothing.
Republicans accuse the Justice Department of “actively” attempting to “dissuade” the US Marshals Service from enforcing 18 USC 1507 to safeguard Supreme Court justices.
Senators Katie Britt of Alabama, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Mike Lee of Utah reveal in a May 3 letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland that they have acquired “post orders” dated May 19, 2022, claiming that “USMS is not in a position to enforce” federal and state law.
“This is the exact kind of thing from the Biden DOJ that continues to cause people across Alabama and America to fear that there is a two-tiered system of justice in our country,” Britt said in an emailed statement to The Daily Signal.
“The simple fact of the matter is that the Administration agreed with the protestors’ politics and willfully chose not to enforce the law.”
The US Marshals Service should not engage demonstrators “unless they attempt to enter private property,” according to the senators’ post orders.
This is consistent with what US Marshals Service agents told The Daily Signal on the ground at Chief Justice John Roberts’ residence in January.
The June 4 post orders, which came four days before authorities arrested a man for attempting to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, reportedly warned marshals that they “should not engage in protest-related enforcement actions beyond that which are strictly and immediately necessary and tailored to ensure the physical safety of the Justices and their families.”
The post orders, like previous materials obtained by Britt in March, allegedly instructed US Marshals Service agents that “[a]ny contemplated USMS enforcement action should be coordinated in advance” with the relevant US attorney’s office.
“In light of all the clear evidence that DOJ actively sought to dissuade USMS personnel from enforcing Section 1507,” the senators wrote, the Deputy Attorney General’s April 19th testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the March 29th statement made by USMS Director Davis, and your continued failure to amend your March 1st testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee all raise a number of troubling questions regarding DOJ’s dishonesty and impropriety with respect to its handling of this matter.”
As the senators pointed out, Garland has now admitted that protesting outside a judge’s house with the goal of influencing that judge is a federal criminal, but he has not enforced that rule, despite requests from Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.
Garland also claimed in March that US marshals “on the scene” make the choice “whether to make an arrest.”
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan has also launched an investigation into the marshals’ instructions, writing to U.S. Marshal Service Director Ronald Davis that “the training materials provided to the U.S. Marshals strongly suggest that the Biden Administration is continuing to weaponize federal law enforcement agencies for partisan purposes.”
“While authorities apprehended the man who intended to do harm to Justice Kavanaugh, we are aware of no other arrests or charges for agitators demonstrating outside of the justices’ homes—despite the actions clearly violating federal law,” Jordan said in the letter, according to The Hill.
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