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In recent days an angry pro-abortion mob has targeted the homes of several Supreme Court justices — including Chief Justice John Roberts.
The Supreme Court is literally under siege after the leak of Justice Sam Alito’s opinion overturning Roe v. Wade. Alito and his family have reportedly been moved to an undisclosed location.
The mob’s message is clear: either change your decision or we will come after your family. It’s no different than the mafia intimidating witnesses in a criminal trial.
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Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, told reporters she supports and encourages the peaceful protests.
But as Marc Thiessen, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute noted, protesting outside the home of a judge, juror, witness or court officer is against the law.
Title 18, Section 1507 of the U.S. Code – to be specific.
Federal law — Section 1507 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code — clearly states that it is unlawful to protest near a “residence occupied or used by [a] judge, juror, witness, or court officer” with the intent of influencing “the discharge of his duty,” adding that anyone who “uses any sound-truck or similar device or resorts to any other demonstration in or near any such building or residence, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”
The reason is simple: It is obstruction of justice. Just as it is against the law to tamper with witnesses or jurors by intimidating them or their family, it’s unlawful to tamper with a Supreme Court justice by coming to their home to threaten, harass or coerce them to influence their vote in a case before the court.Washington Post
Anyone who’s watched at episode of Law and Order knows that intimidating the family of a judge or witness is obstruction of justice.
The question is whether Ms. Psaki will face federal charges. Peaceful or not, those protests are illegal.
Psaki: “We certainly continue to encourage [protests] outside of judges’ homes”— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 10, 2022
Will Jen Psaki face federal charges for encouraging people to violate the law and protest outside the homes of Supreme Court justices? Peaceful or not, it's against federal law.— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) May 11, 2022