With mobs of liberal activists stalking the homes of conservative justices, and even after the arrest of an armed gunman just blocks away, conservative watchdog group is now suing a Maryland police department over what appears to be an order to not enforce a federal law against intimidating United States Supreme Court justices.
The plan to target conservatives in their homes comes amid an apparent increase in left-wing terrorism, and an apparent willingness for elected liberal lawmakers to encourage the tactic.
Judicial Watch has filed a Maryland Public Information Act lawsuit seeking records from the Montgomery County Police Department concerning protests outside the homes of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and Chief Justice Roberts, which violate a federal law prohibiting “interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice … with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer.”
“For more than a year, the Montgomery County Police Department has unlawfully stonewalled Judicial Watch’s request for records and communications with the Biden administration about the dangerous and illegal protests that were trying to intimidate Supreme Court justices at their homes,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
According to Judicial Watch, the group filed suit in Montgomery County Circuit Court after the Montgomery County Police failed to respond to a June 16, 2022, Public Information Act request for:
All records including email communications (including emails, complete email chains, and email attachments), memoranda, draft memoranda, reports, investigative reports, incident reports and other communications maintained by the Montgomery County Police Department and/or communicated with any of the below listed agencies, or employees of those agencies concerning protests, demonstrations, marches, pickets, or gatherings at the Montgomery County dwellings of Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.
(1) The U.S. Marshals Service (domain usdoj.gov)
(2) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (domain fbi.gov)
(3) The Department of Justice (domain justice.gov)
(4) Maryland State Police (domain maryland.gov)
(5) Maryland Attorney General’s Office (domain oag.state.md.gov)
Liberal activists groups launched a campaign of loud picketing and public harassment of conservative Justices in their homes after the May 2, 2022, Politico publishing of a leaked draft the Court’s majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, allowing states to decide their own abortion laws. That ruling overturned the Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide,
After that ruling, numerous pro-life judges and lawmakers were threatened with death, and liberals began a nationwide campaign of firebomb attacks on Catholic churches and charities that assist pregnant women.
“Several justices received death threats and, on June 8, 2022, a heavily armed man was arrested outside Justice Kavanaugh’s home in Bethesda, and was charged with attempted murder,” Judicial Watch.
The Biden administration has been accused of politicizing the Justice Department by refusing to enforce the federal law against intimidating judges seen as their political opponents.