Hey leftists, why don’t you go back home and leave Justice Kavanaugh and his family alone.
Recently, far-left protesters with Our Rights DC, a self-proclaimed “autonomous community sustaining antifascist direct action,” protested outside of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home. Multiple uniformed law enforcement officers stood guard during the protest.
The “autonomous community” held the protest to mark the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which was decided on January 22, 1973.
Outside of Justice Kavanaugh’s house, the protesters chanted, “Cut his time short, a rapist should not rule the court” and “no justice for us, no peace for you.”
Several protesters held signs, with nonsensical phrases like, “abortion saves lives” and “every body deserves reproductive justice.”
Video of the protest was taken by Mary Margaret Olohan, senior reporter for the Daily Signal.
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) January 22, 2023
According to Olohan, the protesters had also planned on protesting outside of Chief Justice John Roberts house but opted to cut their demonstration short due to cold and rainy weather.
Our Rights DC refers to its members as “comrades” and was formed in May 2022 after the leak of the draft opinion of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
The organization says it supports “bodily autonomy and reproductive freedom” and seeks to “take the movement to fascists’ doorsteps.” It says its goal is to “take the fight directly to the six conservative justices of the illegitimate Supreme Court.”
“There can be no reproductive justice without black liberation, without reparations, without police abolition, and LGBTQUI2S+ freedoms,” the organization claims.
The phrases that these protesters chanted have been used in previous protests by far-left activists, so it seems the organization is in need of new ideas.
Here’s one. These protesters should leave Justice Kavanaugh and his family alone.
Regarding the leftist’s allegation that Justice Kavanaugh is a “rapist,” that’s a myth that has already been put to rest.
As the entire nation watched on September 27, 2018, Christine Blasey Ford and then-judge Kavanaugh faced questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee as an encore to Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.
Rachel Mitchell, an Arizona-based attorney, questioned Blasey Ford about her allegation of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. In her analysis of Ford’s allegation, Mitchell wrote, “I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence.”
Mitchell added the following points:
- Ford did not offer a consistent account of when the alleged assault happened.
- Ford struggled to identify Judge Kavanaugh as the assailant by name.
- Ford changed her description of the incident to become less specific.
- Ford had no memory of key details of the night in question.
- Ford’s account of the alleged assault was not corroborated by anyone.
Additionally, following the hearing, former President Donald Trump ordered the FBI to investigate the allegations against Kavanaugh. The investigation concluded, “There is no corroboration of the allegations made by Dr. Ford.”
These are not opinions. They are based on an official prosecutor’s examination of the available evidence and an FBI investigation.
But it’s not clear that the Our Rights DC “comrades” care about the evidence. Since that’s the case, is there anything that can be done to further protect the justice and his family from this harassment and intimidation?
Though the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the “right of the people peaceably to assemble,” that right is not absolute. 18 U.S. Code § 1507 prohibits individuals, who intend to influence any judge, from picketing and parading outside of a judge’s residence or court building.
Here’s the statute:
Whoever … 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 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.
So why haven’t any of these far-left protesters been fined or imprisoned?
Perhaps it’s because the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is currently preoccupied with prosecuting minor cases against pro-life Americans, such as its case against Mark Houck, the Pennsylvania father of seven, who the DOJ has charged with violating a law (the FACE Act) that protects access to abortion clinics.
Mr. Houck’s home was raided earlier this year by 20 heavily armed FBI agents, after Mr. Houck defended his son from a hostile and aggressive pro-abortion “escort” outside an abortion clinic. Mr. Houck’s trial started today (the case is United States of America v. Mark Houck) and he is being represented by lawyers from the Thomas More Society.
Thomas More Society Vice President and Senior Counsel Peter Breen has said that DOJ’s persecution of Mr. Houck “is being brought solely to intimidate people of faith and pro-life Americans.”
While the FBI and DOJ continue to target pro-life Americans, pro-abortion activists that are clearly breaking the law get off scot-free. It’s a frightening day in American when our most powerful and prominent law enforcement agencies appear to be intensely politicized.
To restore justice in America, Congress could take a look at revising the FACE Act and Congressmen should continue to demand answers from Attorney General Merrick Garland over the DOJ’s prosecution of Mr. Houck.
The attorney general should also have to answer for why the DOJ has raided the homes of pro-life Americans, but not those of the far-left activists intimidating Justice Kavanaugh.
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