Taken from the Visitor's Viewing area at the top of the United States Capitol Building. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Via TTN:

On Tuesday the House of Representatives passed the Supreme Court Police Parity Act 396-27 sending the measure to President Biden’s desk for final approval.

The bill provides for 24-hour protection for Supreme Court justices’ families, similar to what is already provided for some members of the executive and legislative branches.

Fox News reports:

The Senate bill was introduced three days after Politico published the leaked draft opinion, which suggested that the Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe v. Wade. While the Senate acted quickly, the House waited more than a month before approving the bill.

The bill expands an existing statute that currently only covers the justices themselves, as well as Supreme Court officers and employees while they are performing their duties.

Prior to announcing that the House would vote on the bill, Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Ariz., introduced an alternative bill that would grant additional protection for court staff such as clerks, but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said it was unlikely to pass in the Senate.

“The security issue is related to Supreme Court justices, not nameless staff that no one knows,” McConnell said.

The 27 lawmakers who opposed the bill are Democrats.

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Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
3 months ago

Democrats want to maintain the maximum intimidation on the Supreme Court justices who may vote to overturn Roe v Wade. They want to ensure that the justices don’t know whether they and their families will be protected if they don’t yield to Democrat intimidation.

3 months ago

I don’t care what law the House and Senate passes. Attorney General Merrick Garland is not going to enforce it. For instance. There is already a federal law (18 USC 1507) that will protect Judges and their families by prohibiting protesting in front of their homes. Has Garland enforced this law? NO!!! And he’s not going too either. Thank God that his job is coming to an end after the midterm election because he will be impeached by the Republicans.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 months ago
Reply to  Gary

Garland is a spoiled child sobbing about being ignored when nominated for the Supreme Court. He pouts and stamps his little foot whenever he’s denied what he wants. His rejection proved the system works.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 months ago

Democrats abandoned peaceful debate long ago. The reason is obvious. Their positions are ill suited to a constitutional republic so they’ve been forced to use violent force to reach their goals. Perhaps they need a lesson in what real force looks like.