US Supreme Court justices will received around-the-clock security at home, among other protections, following the leaked draft opinion advocating overturning abortion rights.
“The rise of violence and unlawful threats of violence directed at those who serve the public is unacceptable and dangerous to our democracy,” Garland said in a release. “I want 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.”
Fencing has been erected around the Supreme Court, much like the barriers put up after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
(Updates with fencing and protects starting in fourth paragraph.)
To contact the reporter on this story:
To contact the editors responsible for this story:
Steve Stroth, Elizabeth Wasserman
© 2022 Bloomberg L.P. All rights reserved. Used with permission.