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Liberals Activists Do The Unthinkable

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This is not a good idea.

Abortion rights activists have been protesting outside the homes of three conservative Supreme Court justices in light of the leaked draft opinion which would overturn the landmark case of Roe v. Wade. 

By targeting the homes of Justices Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, and John Roberts, the white house has been forced to navigate the terrain in light of a potential decision that would lead to the loss of a 50-year-old right. 

The White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, “We are a country that promotes democracy, and we certainly allow for peaceful protest in a range of places in the country.” 

“None of it should violate the law.”

Russell Wheeler, a visiting fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program, noted that the messaging from the White House could be much stronger. “They’re trying to walk a line, pretty clearly, between a firm stance against violence toward judges while not alienating their pro-Roe base,” Wheeler noted. 

ShutDownDC, the organization planning the protest outside Justice’s home, has put out statements saying that “it’s clear that the Justices don’t want to hear public opinion.”

“If they won’t listen to us at the building that symbolizes the power they have over us, then they’ll have to listen enough to us at a building that symbolizes just how personal this is—their homes,” Hope Neyer, a communications team member with ShutDownDC said. 

“To those suggesting that protests like this go too far, or cross a line, we say this leaked decision, if officially announced, crosses a line,” Neyer continued.

In light of the recent protests, Lawmakers are trying to pass a bill that would offer the family members of Justice’s protection.

On Monday, when Psaki was asked if Biden would condemn the protests, she said that as so far there have been no cases of vandalism or violence, there would be no such need. 

“As an independent body, how they are influenced or if they are influenced is not for me to make a determination of, but we do believe in peaceful protests,” she said.

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