On Monday night, a group of pro-abortion, leftist agitators was permitted to demonstrate in front of the private home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in violation of federal law under Title 18, Section 1507 of the U.S. Code.
Under this law, according to The Austin-American Statesman, it is a federal crime to picket or parade in front of a courthouse or any judge’s home, much less a Supreme Court Justice, “with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge.”
The Daily Signal's Mary Margaret Olohan reported that the demonstrators carried rainbow umbrellas with pro-abortion slogans and sang and chanted while they marched past Kavanaugh's Chevy Chase, Maryland home. They chanted, “cut his time short, a rapist should not rule the court,” “freedom of religion means freedom from yours,” and “no privacy for us, no peace for you.”
Here they come again pic.twitter.com/a3ocrJn1bX
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) January 22, 2023
As reported by Fox News, signage the demonstrators carried read “our rights are not up for debate,” “abortion saves lives” and “abortion is healthcare.”
Olohan wrote that several U.S. Marshals, duty-bound to protect the federal courts, were positioned above the sidewalk on the Justice's property where the demonstrators marched.
The Daily Signal reportedly asked the Marshals why the protest was permitted to continue in spite of 18 U.S. Code § 1507 or under the applicable Maryland statute. The Marshals, even when reminded by the reporters of the law, stated that the demonstrators were in compliance as long as they stayed on the sidewalk. This is in spite of the law clearly saying “in or near.”
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) July 2, 2022
The outlet revealed in a tweet that the demonstrators even implicitly threatened Olohan and her photographer.
A far left activist illegally protesting in front of Justice Kavanaugh's house tries to take pictures of Daily Signal reporter @MaryMargOlohan and her video producer.
Protestor then gives ominous remark while walking away, “Don't worry, we'll see you soon enough” pic.twitter.com/kNJP2zs4sW
— The Daily Signal (@DailySignal) January 23, 2023
The protestor who attempted to take their pictures told them, “Don't worry, we'll see you soon enough.”
The demonstration was a pale reflection of those that occurred in June of 2022 when Nicholas John Roske, 26, traveled to Kavanaugh's home to assassinate him, only to be arrested in the early hours of June 8th, according to Fox.
Roske was armed with a knife and a firearm as well as having zip ties and duct tape in his possession. He came within a matter of yards of Justice Kavanaugh's front door.
The protests were likely dampened by the persistent rain and cold, however, it still consisted of approximately twenty marchers, according to The Daily Signal.