The senior security official for the Supreme Court has written to Maryland and Virginia officials to demand that they use law enforcement to stop picketing at the homes of justices, Fox News informed.
Gail Curley, a Supreme Court Marshal wrote letters to Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, and Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich pleading with them to stop picketing and “threatening activities” outside the residences of Supreme Court justices.
According to authorities, 26-year-old Nicholas Roske arrived at Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Maryland home last month with the intention of first killing Kavanaugh and then himself.
Roske ultimately surrendered without causing any harm.
In a letter to Hogan, Curley asked him to order the Maryland State Police to “implement statutes that ban picketing outside of the houses of Supreme Court Justices who are living in Maryland, in coordination with the local authorities as appropriate.”
The marshal noted in his letter that they recently stated that they were ‘deeply concerned’ that hundreds of protesters have recently opted to picket Supreme Court Justices at their homes in Maryland, while using “offensive language,” endangering “the integrity of the American judicial system as well as the safety of the citizens.”
Since then, the threatening behavior and protest action at justices’ residences have both gotten worse.
Curley gave Hogan the order to put an end to the demonstrations using both Maryland’s legal options and the state police.
He said that he sincerely asks that they order the Maryland State Police to uphold Montgomery County and Maryland laws that expressly forbid picketing outside the residences of Supreme Court justices that live in Maryland.
Curley requested that the governor “enforce” the state statute that forbids picketing in front of the homes of the Supreme Court justices in his letter to Youngkin.
Youngkin and Hogan have urged the Department of Justice to uphold the federal law that forbids picketing, rallies, and other types of intimidation outside judges’ homes.