WASHINGTON, July 3 – A senior U.S. high court security official has called on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to enforce antitrust laws outside Maryland by high court judges, saying protests and “threatening acts” are on the rise.
The Supreme Court of Marshal Gail Curley applied in a July 1 letter to Hogan, noting that the law of Maryland prohibits people from deliberately assembling “in a manner that interferes with a person’s right to peace in one’s home.”
“I am writing to request that the Maryland District Police, in conjunction with the appropriate local authorities, enforce antitrust laws outside the homes of Maryland High Court judges living in Maryland,” Curley told Hogan, according to a copy of the letter. Fox News Website.
Abortion rights activists began protesting outside the Maryland homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the Virginia House of Justice Samuel Alito Jr. after the leak in May of a draft vision indicating that the court would overturn Roe v. Wade, 1973 decision, which guarantees women the right to have an abortion.
The court last month issued a final ruling that did just that.
Curley reminded the governor that in May, he was “deeply concerned” about the looting of homes outside his district. Hogan made the remarks in a letter to the Governor of Virginia Glenn Youngkin to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding the strengthening of a unity law banning protests aimed at recruiting judges in pending cases.
“Since then, protests in Justice houses, as well as horrific acts, have recently ended,” Curley told Hogan, adding that protesters have been using bull horns, singing slogans, and beating drums for weeks.
The letter also noted the “life effort of Justice,” which apparently refers to the arrest last month near the home of Kavanaugh of a California man armed with a gun, knife, and pepper spray.