Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and is family have been relocated to an undisclosed location amid protests that have raised fears for the family’s safety.
From the Post Millennial:
Earlier in the week, Alito canceled an appearance at the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals’ judicial conference.
According to multiple outlets, far-left activists, including a group called Ruth Sent Us, are attempting to intimidate the five justices who are expected to sign the final version of Alito’s leaked opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which could overrule Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The other four justices include Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.
Alito authored the leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson, which showed the court was poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
The news sparked immediate backlash from pro-abortion advocates, who have even shown up at the homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Brett Kavanaugh’s homes to protest the potential ruling.
Ruth Sent Us, who named the group after the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has gone as far as to publish the addresses of Justices Alito, Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett, the five justices expected to vote on the decision to overturn Roe.
Alito’s leaked draft report was authored in February and the opinions of the justices could have changed since, but a report from the Washington Post on Sunday noted that sources close to the court believe that the majority that supported the draft at the time remains intact.
Thomas, one of the court’s most dependable conservatives, said last week that the court must continue its work despite the backlash to the potential ruling on Roe.
“We can’t be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want,” Thomas said during the 11th Circuit judicial conference on Friday. “The events from earlier this week are a symptom of that.”