AG Merrick Garland orders US Marshals to bolster Supreme Court security

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Attorney General Merrick Garland has ordered the U. S. Marshals to bolster security for the Supreme Court and its justices, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

The Supreme Court and several conservative justices have faced heightened threats in the wake of a leaked majority opinion indicating the court will soon overturn Roe v. Wade. There have been near-constant protests outside the now fenced-off Supreme Court building, as well as sporadic demonstrations outside the homes of Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Amy Coney Barrett and Neil Gorsuch.

"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," the DOJ wrote, adding that Garland is receiving continuous briefs on the situation.

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