Justice Roberts Says Building a Fence Around Court Was Needed

Justice Roberts Says Building a Fence Around Court Was Needed

(RightWing.org) – For good or for ill, the Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay. It provides a way for people to maintain relationships with family and friends regardless of where they live, and it gives everyone unprecedented access to information. However, it has also created a generation that processes information in small bites that can fit within a few paragraphs of a Twitter post and allows “experts” — with or without real expertise — to make their opinions available to millions of others with one small click of the mouse button.

One of the consequences is that institutions across America have had to change the way they do business, even the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).

Terror Tactics

Chief Justice John Roberts gave a speech at the American Law Institute’s annual banquet where he spoke on many topics, including what he says is the most difficult decision he had to render in his nearly two decades. In his position. He asked a series of rhetorical questions about things that many might think would be at the top of that list, such as was it…

  • A First Amendment case?
  • A death penalty case?
  • Something to do with the separation of powers?

No, he said, none of those. He told the audience that “the hardest decision I had to make was whether to erect fences and barricades around the Supreme Court [and] I had no choice but to go ahead and do it.”

Roberts was referring to the time during May and June 2022 after a still unnamed person leaked a preliminary copy of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, which overturned both Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which was announced in 1992, and the much better known Roe v. Wade, which was decided in 1973. Together those decisions forced all 50 states to allow women nearly unfettered access to abortions.

Because the rulings that come from SCOTUS and other courts tend to be long, filled with legalese, and annotated with a multitude of footnotes, most people generally don’t actually read them but rather look to politicians and news sources to interpret the complex documents for the masses. In a “fact sheet” on the White House webpage, President Joe Biden said the “decision expressly took away a Constitutional [sic] right from the American people… a woman’s right to choose, free from government interference.”

Likewise, a statement on the Department of Justice (DOJ) website from Attorney General Merrick Garland declared that SCOTUS “eliminated an established right… that has safeguarded women’s ability to participate fully and equally in society.” If those statements had been true, the outrage that followed might have been justified, But, as Justice Samuel Alito wrote very clearly in the opinion “the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives,” in other words, it is each state’s responsibility.

After the inflammatory statements by Biden and Garland, the cry was taken up by the Left and its media. Individuals such as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a.k.a. AOC (D-NY) and other members of “The Squad” then took to the streets and the steps of the Supreme Court building. However, the Progressives and Liberals began protesting at or near the home of the Conservative justices, and the DOJ and the White House refused to lift a finger to prevent this, even though federal law prohibits these kinds of activities.

It became so crazy that Nicholas John Roske was arrested and is now facing a federal charge of “attempts to kidnap or murder… a current Justice of the United State Supreme Court,” specifically, Justice Brett Kavanaugh. With this kind of attitude prevailing from the Left, is it really any wonder that Chief Justice Roberts took the simple expedient measure of building a fence to protect the occupants of the courthouse?

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