Bill Barr, who served as Trump’s attorney general under the previous administration, the media that “the law is fairly clear.”
Picketing in front of the residences of Supreme Court justices to sway their decisions is against the law on the federal level, and Attorney General Merrick Garland is coming under growing pressure from political stakeholders to ensure that this rule is enforced.
According to federal United States code 1507, a person who pickets or parades near a courthouse or “near a building or residence used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer” with the “intent of interfering, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice” will be subject to a fine or “imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.”
If the rallies remain peaceful, the administration of President Joe Biden has given its approval for protesters to gather outside the homes of Supreme Court justices to voice their disapproval of the leaked abortion rule. The protesters who have targeted the residences of Supreme Court justices, including the attempted assassination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, have not been prosecuted for their actions.
The absence of involvement from the Department of Justice has some people scratching their heads.