White House warns protesters: Justices 'must be able' to do jobs without 'concern' for 'personal safety'

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday said President Biden “strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest.”

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“But that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism,” Psaki tweeted. “Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety.”

According to federal U.S. code 1507, any individual who “pickets or parades” with the “intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer” near a U.S. court or “near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer” will be fined, or “imprisoned not more than one year, or both.” 

Pro-choice groups protested outside the homes of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend.

The group “Ruth Sent Us,” which is named after late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, had called on abortion supporters to gather outside the homes of the “six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe” and “stand at or in a local Catholic Church” on Mother’s Day. 

Meanwhile, the group “Shutdown D.C.” is expected to stage a protest outside the home of Justice Samuel Alito on Monday evening. Alito authored the majority draft opinion, which was leaked to the public last week.

Protestors gather outside the Supreme Court to protect abortion rights. (Fox News Digital)

Protestors gather outside the Supreme Court to protect abortion rights. (Fox News Digital)

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