Bill Passed in Senate to Give Police Protection to Immediate Family Members of Supreme Court justices
Yesterday Senate passed the Supreme Court Police Parity Act...
Yesterday Senate passed the Supreme Court Police Parity Act which provides police protection to the immediate families of the nine justices and other officers of the court if the "Marshal determines such protection is necessary.”
The bill, introduced by Senator John Cornyn, goes before the House of Representatives now as he said "Threats to the physical safety of Supreme Court Justices and their families are disgraceful, and attempts to intimidate and influence the independence of our judiciary cannot be tolerated.”
Last week, as we all know now, there was the controversial leak of a draft opinion that indicates the Supreme Court’s intention to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Yesterday, a protest and vigil against the motives of the draft were organized at Justice Samuel Alito’s house. "Because it's been impossible to reach him at the Supreme Court (especially now with the enormous fences), we will do it at his home,” said protestors.
The Supreme Court Police Parity Act is an amendment to existing legislation that provides police protection to the justices.