A group of pro-abortion protesters gathered at the Maryland home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh just hours after a failed assassination attempt there earlier in the day.
On Wednesday morning, Nicholas John Roske, 26, was arrested near the home of Justice Kavanaugh after he called police to admit that he was suicidal and had traveled from California to murder him.
Roske was carrying a gun, a knife and zip ties. He allegedly told law enforcement that he had taken a taxi to the house with the intention of breaking in, killing Justice Kavanaugh, and then turning the gun on himself.
During a court hearing following his arrest, Roske consented to remaining in custody. He said that he was upset about the possible overturn of Roe v. Wade and the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas.
Shortly after the arrest, a group called Ruth Sent Us began mocking the situation on social media. They had previously doxed the addresses of conservative justices on their website and called for people to show up at their homes after the draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked to Politico.
On Wednesday evening, protesters returned to Justice Kavanaugh’s home to protest. This has been done several times since the leak.
Now: Abortion Rights Activists return in rain to Brett Kavanaugh’s home, continuing their month’s long marathon of protests at SCOTUS homes. @RuthSentUs @OurRightsDC @downrightimp Their story: https://t.co/seYszDafoN pic.twitter.com/TjtJX7DjhW
— DCMediaGroup (@DCMediaGroup) June 9, 2022
A small group of pro-abortion protesters are outside Justice Kavanaugh’s home to demonstrate about the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade. Police formed a line in front of the home. pic.twitter.com/SdV4Rbrg44
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) June 8, 2022
Until the opinion is signed, justices can still change their minds. In the meantime, Roe v. Wade remains in place.
The protesters were chanting, “Keep your rosaries, off my ovaries.”
Under 18 U.S.C. § 1507, “pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer” are prohibited when done with the intent “of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice.”
The statute reads in full, “Whoever, 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, in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer, or with such intent uses any sound-truck or similar device or resorts to any other demonstration in or near any such building or residence, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”
If Roe is overturned, abortion law will be returned to the states to decide.