Protesters Have Shown Up Outside Homes of Supreme Court Justices, Reports: Alito Moved to Undisclosed Location

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Posted: May 07, 2022 10:15 PM
Protesters Have Shown Up Outside Homes of Supreme Court Justices, Reports: Alito Moved to Undisclosed Location

Source: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Update:

A source confirmed to Townhall on Tuesday night that Justice Alito is not at his primary residence.

Update:

Breitbart's Ken Klukowski reported on Saturday that Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson, has been moved to an undisclosed location with his family over safety concerns. 

Jack Davis also covered the news for Western Journalism, including a tweet from Thursday of The Vince Coglianese Show, during which Ilya Shapiro, a guest on the show, told Coglianese he heard a rumor that Alito had been moved. 

Justice Alito had, earlier in the week, as it was also reported on Thursday, canceled his appearance at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' judicial conference for that day. 

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On Saturday, footage was released of pro-abortion activists protesting outside the homes of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Such protests fulfill a promise from earlier in the week, after the draft opinion from Justice Samuel Alito overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked.

Douglas Blair of The Daily Signal tweeted throughout the day tweeted photos and video clips of such protesters, noting shortly before 8:30pm that many protesters ultimately left after the police showed up. At one point though, he had tweeted that protesters were arguing with police, who said arrests might start happening.

At 8:20pm, Blair had also tweeted footage of protesters at Justice Kavanaugh's house, noting an "energy" that was "negative" and "anger." 

Indeed, some of the photos Blair had tweeted included protesters carrying particularly vulgar signs. 

Mary Margaret Olohan, with The Daily Wire, also tweeted footage, noting about 50-100 protesters were there. 

Such protests are almost certainly only a taste of what is to come. Spencer and Julio had reported earlier in the week that pro-abortion activists were being paid to show up at the homes of justices. 

Shut Down DC has posted plans on social media for May 9 when it comes to showing up to the home of Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the leaked draft opinion.

A group known as Ruth Sent Us, has called for protesting Catholic Churches, including this upcoming Sunday, Mother's Day. Leah reported such news on Friday, and the group has only more forcefully doubled down on their plans to disrupt Masses on Mother's Day.

The group also condoned vulgar pro-abortion protesters blocking churches in New York City.

Across the country, pro-abortion radicals have also already vandalized Catholic Churches and pregnancy resource centers with pro-abortion messages. 

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday told EWTN's Owen Jensen that "we don’t condone vandalism" and encouraged "peaceful protest," but did not emphasize strongly enough for the vandals to stand down. She then quickly dismissed him soon after, interrupting him from finishing his question as she moved on to another reporter. 

Pro-life members of Congress and organizations are calling on the Biden administration to protect churches from such vandals. As Fox News' Timothy H.J. Nerozzi reported, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Saturday calling on him to protect churches.

On Friday, Brian Burch, the president of CatholicVote, similarly called on Garland to make it clear that for protesters to disrupt church services would be a violation of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.

Psaki similarly refused to condemn protests showing up at the homes of the justices; at best she provided lip service by calling for "peaceful protests." During that same press conference on Thursday, in an exchange with Fox News' Peter Doocy, she instead insisted on focusing on the "passion" of the pro-abortion protesters. 

"Look, I think the president's view is that there's a lot of passion, a lot of fear, a lot of, uh, sadness from many, many people across this country about what they saw in that leaked document," she said, also telling Doocy that "I think we shouldn't lose the point here." With a passionate tone, Psaki added that "the reason people are protesting is because women across the country are worried about their fundamental rights that have been law for 50 years, their rights to make choices about their own bodies and their own healthcare are at risk. That's why people are protesting! They're unhappy! They're scared!"

Psaki told Doocy that "I don't have an official U.S. government position on where people protest," but, as others have pointed out, including her predecessor, Kayleigh McEnany, the law does. 

While the Biden administration does not look likely to protect the homes of justices from such radicals, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, at least aims to do so. Macaulay Porter, Youngkin's press secretary, told Breitbart that Youngkin is aware and Virginia State police will "monitor the situation."

Democratic allies in the mainstream media have also had ridiculous takes. Riot fencing, as Julio also reported, has gone up around the Supreme Court following the leak. A CNN segment actually framed concerns of violence, though, as coming from the "far right."

In a Fright night column for Townhall, Brad Slager addressed such ridiculousness. 

Fox News' Tucker Carlson spent a considerable amount of time in his opening mocking such a narrative that the violence, and not just towards Supreme Court justices, but to do with riots and looting in the streets from 2020, would come from the right.

Shut Down DC, in a tweet included above, tweeted out absolutely adoring coverage of a protester who aims to disrupt the private family lives of Supreme Court justices.

On Saturday morning, The Washington Post published Ellie Silverman's "Outside Kavanaugh’s home, a neighbor rallies for abortion rights."

It wasn't merely Shut Down DC that picked up on such ridiculously glowing coverage, but our friends at Twitchy as well. 

As of Saturday night, it does not appear that anyone from the White House has further addressed or called out the protesters and acts of vandalism.