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Garland Directs US Marshals to Ensure Safety of Supreme Court Justices

Attorney General Merrick Garland has directed the U.S. Marshals Service to help ensure the safety of justices, after a leaked draft of the court’s majority opinion resulted in protests across the country.

“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,” reads a statement from Justice Department spokesman Anthony Coley.

He added that Garland “continues to be briefed on security matters related to the Supreme Court and Supreme Court Justices.”

The U.S. Marshals Service is tasked with protecting courts across the country’s 94 federal district courts. The DOJ statement didn’t specify what kind of additional support it would provide.

The leaked draft opinion, published on May 2 by Politico, suggested that the nation’s high court is ready to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which has for decades prohibited states from banning abortions prior

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