Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court will not “be bullied” by pro-abortion activists protesting the Court’s expected overturn of Roe v. Wade.
“We are becoming addicted to wanting particular outcomes, not living with the outcomes we don’t like,” Thomas said during a judicial conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
“We can’t be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want,” he added. “The events from earlier this week are a symptom of that.”
“Thomas, one of the court’s most conservative members, spoke just hours after militant pro-choice activists doxxed him and five other Supreme Court justices over their reported plans to turn abortion law-making over to Congress and state legislatures,” the New York Post reported.
“The federal government erected 8-foot non-scalable fences around the courthouse this week, where angry protesters gathered Monday night after a draft opinion suggesting the imminent overturn of the landmark 1973 decision — which declared abortion to be a constitutionally protected right — was leaked to the media,” the report added.
The Post continued: “The unprecedented publication of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft majority opinion was “absolutely appalling,” Chief Justice John Roberts said Thursday — but it sparked activists to call for the storming of Catholic churches on Mother’s Day and to plan demonstrations outside the justices’ homes.”
According to federal U.S. code 1507, any individual who “pickets or parades” with the “intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer” near a U.S. court or “near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer” will be fined, or “imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”
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