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Judicial Watch Sues Maryland Police Department for Records About Pro-Abortion Protests at Homes of Supreme Court Justices

Judicial Watch has filed a Maryland Public Information Act (PIA) lawsuit for records from the Montgomery County Police Department about the unlawful pro-abortion protests outside the homes of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts.

The lawsuit was filed after the department failed to respond to a June 16, 2022, Public Information Act (PIA) request for records concerning the “protests, demonstrations, marches, pickets, or gatherings at the Montgomery County dwellings” of the conservative justices.

“For more than a year, the Montgomery County Police Department has unlawfully stonewalled Judicial Watch’s request for records and communications with the Biden administration about the dangerous and illegal protests that were trying to intimidate Supreme Court justices at their homes,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a statement provided to Timcast News.

In a press release about the lawsuit, Judicial Watch said that “since the leak of the Dobbs draft opinion, leftists targeted conservative justices’ homes with protests in violation of federal law, which prohibits ‘interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice … with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer.’ Several justices received death threats and on June 8, 2022, a heavily armed man was arrested outside Justice Kavanaugh’s home in Bethesda and was charged with attempted murder.”

“Because the violations of the protest law protecting justices has yet to be enforced, Attorney General Merrick Garland was accused during a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing of politicizing the Justice Department and prosecuting conservatives more aggressively than liberals,” the press release continued.

During the March hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz asked Garland, “Have you brought a single case against any of these protesters threatening [Justice Brett Kavanaugh]? Have you brought even one?”

Garland said he had sent 70 United States Marshals to defend the homes.

“Let me try again. Has the Department of Justice brought even a single case under the statute? It’s a yes-no question. It’s not an [invitation to] give a speech on those other things you did,” Cruz said, before asserting that the answer was “no.”

Sen. Mike Lee also pressed Garland about only two people having been charged with violence against pro-life groups at that time, despite more than 200 pro-abortion incidents, including arsons, at pro-life organizations and churches in the last year.

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