Skip to comments.Chief justice: Judges’ safety ‘essential’ to court system
Posted on 12/31/2022 6:08:07 PM PST by Olog-hai
With security threats to Supreme Court justices still fresh memories, Chief Justice John Roberts on Saturday praised programs that protect judges, saying that “we must support judges by ensuring their safety.”
Roberts and other conservative Supreme Court justices were the subject of protests, some at their homes, after the May leak of the court’s decision
that ultimately stripped away constitutional protections for abortion. Justice Samuel Alito has said that the leak made conservative justices “targets for assassination.” And in June, a man carrying a gun, knife and zip ties was arrested near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house after threatening to kill the justice, whose vote was key to overturning the court’s Roe v. Wade decision.
Roberts, writing in an annual year-end report about the federal judiciary, did not specifically mention the abortion decision, but the case and the reaction to it seemed clearly on his mind.
“Judicial opinions speak for themselves, and there is no obligation in our free country to agree with them. Indeed, we judges frequently dissent — sometimes strongly — from our colleagues’ opinions, and we explain why in public writings about the cases before us,” Roberts wrote. […]
After the leak and threat to Kavanaugh, lawmakers passed legislation increasing security protection for the justices and their families. Separately, in December, lawmakers passed legislation protecting the personal information of federal judges including their addresses.
The law is named for the son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, 20-year-old Daniel Anderl, who was killed at the family’s New Jersey home by a man who previously had a case before her. …
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My message to the Supreme Court is that it will be protected by the People if they protect the rights of the People.
Still don’t know who leaked the Dobbs opinion. What is going on?
They, they don’t want to tell us.
Keep your house in order judge. The rest will take care of itself. You know, if you apply the law.
I don’t think they understand that anymore.
From Chief Justice John, Double-Standard, Roberts.
I’m guessing that whoever had the Dobbs Opinion leaked has told some of them
that they will only stay safe if they keep following orders.
Article III stooges are getting uncomfortable.
Seems to me safety is assured when judges rule on the words of the Constitution and law.
Not by inventing shadows and using linguistic gymnastics.
Not by separate legal standards.
What dreck... there never were any constitutional protections for abortion to strip. Complete fiction.
But it is okay to protest in front of their residences.
Apolitical courts are inviolate. Wonder why they are worried? Herd of jackasses.
Roberts is covering it up?
Amen to that.
If I were going to amend the Constitution I would also make it mandatory that no more than 1/4 of the SC at any time could come from the same law school or state.
You mean liberal judges. Right John?
And how is that leak investigation going, John?
Dollars to donuts the leak came from Robert’s staff. We’ll never know for sure but I would bet almost anything on that.
He’s compromised somehow.
The justices found out the hard way, and the Republican House is about to find out, the means of law enforcement and peace keeping are almost all in the executive branch.
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