A leftist group posted on its website apparent home addresses of six conservative Supreme Court justices and is planning “walk-by” protests next week at their residences in the wake of the leaked draft from the high court that would overturn Roe v. Wade.
What are the details?
The group is called Ruth Sent Us — named after late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — and announced a “Walk-By Wednesday” protest set for May 11 “at the homes of the six extremist justices, three in Virginia and three in Maryland. If you’d like to join or lead a peaceful protest, let us know.”
In connection to the planned protest, the site includes a map naming the six justices — John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett — as well as links to what it says are the home addresses of the “Christian fundamentalist” jurists.
‘We must rise up to force accountability’
The Ruth Sent Us site also declares that “our 6-3 extremist Supreme Court routinely issues rulings that hurt women, racial minorities, LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights. We must rise up to force accountability using a diversity of tactics.”
A sign-up link on the site suggests a number of “Strike for Choice” options users can checkmark, such as striking at schools and direct actions at Whole Foods and AT&T stores, as well as the “Walk-By Wednesday.”
Here’s the group’s Instagram post for “Walk-By Wednesday”:
Oh, the irony
While the leftist group honors Ginsburg with its moniker, others are ripping the late justice as the reason why Roe v. Wade may fall.
Ginsburg brushed aside pressure to retire while former President Barack Obama was in office, which would have ensured that a liberal could take her place. But after Ginsburg died in 2020, then-President Donald Trump nominated conservative Barrett to replace her — furthering the conservative advantage on the high court when Barrett was confirmed and likely paving the way for a Roe v. Wade overturn.
“Who to blame, from a liberal or pro-choice perspective, could not be more obvious: The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” Paul Quirk, political scientist at the University of British Columbia, told Newsweek.
What has law enforcement been doing?
Fox News reported that a strong police presence has been in place at the justices’ homes in the wake of the Roe V. Wade draft leak. The cable network also said Washington, D.C., police fenced off the Supreme Court building and activated protest-response units in case of violent demonstrations this weekend.
Chief Justice Roberts confirmed the authenticity of the leaked SCOTUS draft and called the leak a “betrayal,” adding that he ordered an investigation to find out who was responsible for it. However, Roberts also declared that if the leak was meant to “undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed. The work of the Court will not be affected in any way.”