Biden’s AG Called To Emergency Meeting Over Protecting SCOTUS Justices

( )- On Wednesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland and other officials from the Department of Justice met with those from the Supreme Court to discuss security for the court’s justices. This meeting took place in response to a draft opinion that was discovered to have been stolen, which indicated that the court might overturn Roe v. Wade.

The Hill reports that the topic of discussion was how to “enhance coordination…intelligence sharing, and technical support” for judicial safety.

Garland said that the rise of violence, as well as unlawful threats of violence directed at those who serve the public, is unacceptable and dangerous to our democracy. Garland said that he wanted to be clear, while people vote, argue, and debate in a democracy, we must not — we cannot — allow violence or unlawful threats of violence to permeate our national life. ”I want to be clear about that,” Garland said.

The Department of Justice will not tolerate any acts of violence or threats of violence committed against judges or other public servants at their place of employment, homes, or any other location.

In addition to the Director of the United States Marshals Service Ronald Davis, the meeting was also attended by the Supreme Court Marshal Gail Curley, the Chief of the Supreme Court Police, Paul Coleman, the Deputy Director of the FBI, Paul M. Abbate, and the Counselor to the Chief Justice, Jeff Minear.

Following an announcement made by Garland that he would provide 24-hour security at the homes of all of the justices, a meeting was called to discuss the matter.

The publication of a draft opinion by Politico that referenced the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned sparked the beginning of protests outside the homes of justices.
This summer, the Supreme Court is expected to issue its final decision, which could result in the overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision.