Safety protections surrounding the excessive courtroom obtained contemporary consideration after the Justice Division arrested a person close to Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home in Maryland earlier this month and charged him with making an attempt or threatening to kidnap or homicide a US choose.
The invoice has been within the highlight following the leak of a draft majority opinion that may strike down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court docket ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. The leak has sparked public outcry and led to a rise in protests over the potential for the landmark ruling to be overturned.
Whereas protests across the nation have been largely peaceable, regulation enforcement officers within the nation’s capital have braced for potential safety dangers. Final month, an 8-foot-tall, non-scalable fence was put in round elements of the Supreme Court docket constructing, and crews arrange concrete Jersey limitations blocking the road in entrance of the courtroom.