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DOJ orders US Marshals to protect Supreme Court justices amid protests outside homes

On Wednesday, the Justice Department directed the U.S. Marshals Service to “help ensure” the safety of justices as pro-abortion demonstrators continue protesting outside their private homes in response to a leaked draft opinion revealing plans to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“Attorney General Garland continues to be briefed on security matters related to the Supreme Court and Supreme Court Justices. The Attorney General directed the U.S. Marshals Service to help ensure the Justices’ safety by providing additional support to the Marshal of the Supreme Court and Supreme Court Police,” the department said in a statement.

In the leaked draft opinion, Justice Samuel Alito wrote that “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start.”

“We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” he continued. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

Mobs of protesters gathered outside the homes of

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