As reported by the Justice Department, the U.S. Marshals Service is now providing “around-the-clock security” at the personal homes of all Supreme Court justices, not just the conservative ones who have been threatened.
In light of the recent protests following the leak of a draft opinion signaling the reversal of Roe v. Wade, which could allow states to determine their own laws regarding fetal viability, US Attorney General Merrick Garland called on the USMS to guard and protect the homes of justices on the high court.
“At the Attorney General’s direction, the U.S. Marshals Service accelerated the provision of round-the-clock security at the homes of all Justices, among other actions, last week,” a Justice Department press release states.
Garland denounced the “rise of violence and unlawful threats of violence” directed at elected and appointed officials, saying it is “unacceptable and dangerous to our democracy.”