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Marshal of the Supreme Court wants to crack down on pickets outside the house of justice

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The US Supreme Court has urged Maryland and Virginia officials to step up the enforcement of the law she says bans acquittals outside the homes of judges living in the two states.

"For weeks, a large number of protesters chanting slogans, using loudspeakers, and drumming picketed the judge's house," said Governor of Virginia, Governor of Maryland, Larry. Marshal Gale Curly wrote in a Friday letter to Hogan. Glen Yongkin and two local elected officials.

Curly wrote that Virginia and Maryland laws and the Montgomery County, Maryland Ordinance prohibit picketing at judges' homes, and asked police to enforce these provisions. I asked the authorities to give instructions.

In May, a leaked draft opinion announced that the court was ready to overturn the groundbreaking 1973 Roe v. Wade case. Since suggesting, the judge's house has been the subject of protest. It has legalized abortion nationwide.

Protests and intimidation have "increased since May," Curly wrote in a letter, since the court's rulingoverturned the Roe v. Wade case. Continuing with. last week.

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"For example, earlier this week, 75 protesters yelled at Justice's house in Montgomery County for 20-30 minutes in the evening. I picked up. Then I picked up at another Justice's house for 30 minutes, the crowd grew to 100, and finally I went back to the first Justice's house and picked up for another 20 minutes, "Curly said. I wrote in a letter to my executive Marc Elrich. "This is exactly the kind of act prohibited by Maryland and Montgomery County law."

In a letter to Jeffrey McKay, Chairman of the Fairfax County Supervisory Board. She said one of the recent protests outside the house of unspecified justice involved dozens of people claiming "no privacy or peace."

Curly's request was about 1 after a California man was found near the home of the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court with a gun, knife, and pepper spray. It was a month. The police he was planning to kill justice. Nicholas John Roske, 26, a man in Simi Valley, California, was charged with attempting to kill justice in the United States.

Republicans Yongkin and Hogan have previously expressed concern about their protests, respectively. In May,they sent a joint letterto Attorney General Merrick Garland, enforcing federal law stating that they would ban pickets with the intention of keeping judges safe and influential. Asked for federal law enforcement resources to do. Judgment.

"One month later, hours after the attempted assassination against Judge Kavanaugh, the Justice Department finally responded (to our letter) and refused to enforce the law," Hogan said. Mann, Michael Rich, wrote in a statement on Saturday.

"Now another federal authority is writing to us with inconsistent information," Rich said.

Lich said the Governor had instructed the state police to "further consider the First Amendment and enforcement options that respect the Constitution." He also said that "if Marshal had taken the time to investigate the matter," he would have known that the constitutionality of Maryland's law, which she quoted, was questioned by the Attorney General's office. rice field.

In a long statement made to CBS News on Saturday, Elrich called Marshal's request "in trouble." Erlich said that if Curly had security concerns, he would need to contact the Montgomery County authorities directly, "not through the media."

"In Montgomery County, we follow a law that ensures security and respects the rights of the First Amendment of the Protesters," Elrich wrote. "That's what we do, regardless of the subject of the protest."

Yongkin and McKay spokesmen did not immediately respond to the request for comment.

In May, Yongkin demanded a security border around the house of a judge living in Fairfax County, but McKay rejected the request, saying it violated the First Amendment's right to protest. did. Yongkin also sought to create a new felony penalty for certain actions during demonstrations against judges or other officers of the court that state legislators refused.

The letter from Curly was dated Friday and shared with reporters on Saturday by a spokesperson for the Supreme Court.

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