WASHINGTON, DC – According to reports, the Senate hurriedly passed a bill on the evening of May 9th that will afford more protections for Supreme Court justices in light of increasing threats against members of the nation’s high court and recent targeted attacks against pro-life organizations.
Earlier in May, Red Voice Media reported on the doxing of conservative Supreme Court justices, where pro-abortion radicals published the addresses of the justices in response to the leaked draft opinion that overturns Roe v. Wade and called for demonstrations outside the justices’ homes.
As of May 9th, there have already been protests held outside of the homes of Justices Kavanaugh, Roberts, and Alito – which according to 18 U.S. Code § 1507, appears to violate federal law regarding “picketing or parading.”
The federal law in part reads, “Whoever, with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge… in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades… in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge… with such intent uses any sound-truck or similar device or resorts to any other demonstration… shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”
Furthermore, across the country there have been pregnancy centers and pro-life organizations targeted by pro-abortion radicals, where the targeted attacks ranged from simple vandalism to outright arson. Needless to say, the tactics being employed by these pro-abortion extremists have become dangerous and criminal.
On May 4th, two days following the Supreme Court draft opinion leak, Republican Sen. John Cornyn introduced a bill dubbed “Supreme Court Police Parity Act” that would expand existing protections afforded to justices to incorporate their families.
Furthermore, the bill would also grant arrest authority to Supreme Court Police in instances where people interfere with their official duties and generate a new criminal penalty for those who obstruct the Supreme Court Police in the course of their protective details.
Reportedly Democrat Sen. Chris Coons signed on to Sen. Cornyn’s bill in order to get it rushed through his side of the political aisle in the Senate. Apparently, the bill received unanimous support from the Senate and was quickly passed.
Democrat Sen. Coons issued a statement following the expedient passing of the bill, saying, “I am glad to see this bipartisan bill unanimously pass the Senate in order to extend security protection to the families of Supreme Court members.”
Republican Sen. Cornyn mirrored the abovementioned sentients, saying, “Threats to the physical safety of Supreme Court Justices and their families are disgraceful, and attempts to intimidate and influence the independence of our judiciary cannot be tolerated. I’m glad the Senate quickly approved this measure to extend Supreme Court police protection to family members, and the House must take up and pass it immediately.”
The bill is currently on its way to the House, as mentioned by Sen. Cornyn, where it will need to garner approval before it can be sent over to President Biden to sign it into law.