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AG Garland – Enforce Law or Resign

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer meets with Judge Merrick Garland.

Federal law is clear – protests at or near homes of Supreme Court Justices are illegal, punishable by a year in prison. Why? To protect justices and prevent intimidation. Biden’s pro-abortion Attorney General Merrick Garland refuses to enforce the law – even after a protestor tried to kill a justice. The time has come to fish or cut bait – He must either enforce the law or resign.

18 USC 1507 is not ambiguous. It reads: “Whoever, with the intent of … influencing any judge … in the discharge of his duty, pickets … in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge … or near any such building or residence, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”

Supporting cases are clear. In Grace, et al, v. Burger (1981), the DC Circuit held: “We emphasize that expressive conduct designed to disrupt the Supreme Court or to in any way influence the administration of justice is not protected by our opinion today,” adding “Such conduct is properly prohibited by 18 U.S.C. § 1507.”

Can the law be any clearer? We do not want judges and justices intimidated, threatened, placed in fear for their lives or the lives of their children – full stop. We do not tolerate that behavior in a nation premised on rulings by an independent judiciary. 

AG Garland is not ignorant, he is willful – and willfully choosing not to enforce this critical federal law.  He sat on the DC circuit in the decade after that ruling. He knows the law.

Not only have we seen extreme protests at the homes of five Supreme Court Justices – whose names are on an illegally leaked draft opinion reversing Roe v. Wade, but these justices have been personally threatened, as have their children. This is a clear attempt at intimidation.

Justice Kavanaugh escaped death by swift action of two US Marshalls. This fact alone changes the lives of justices, their families, and the notion of respect for a judiciary independent of politics – forever.

If he had been killed, or if any justice is harmed, we face a national crisis of untold proportions – the unprecedented killing of a sitting justice, presumably a conservative, who would then be replaced by a Democrat president and congress, would thoroughly undermine civic respect, civil order, and would likely lead to mass violence across the country. History teaches, we must learn.

That Biden did nothing – and continues to do nothing – to discourage such violence, just as he did nothing during violent 2020 race riots, is a disgrace. That a Democrat Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer, threatened justices reversing Roe “would pay” is abhorrent, utterly irresponsible That Speaker Pelosi has gone so far as to encourage violence, pushing “righteous anger,” is an abomination.

But the abdication of responsibility that warrants reversal, impeachment, or resignation is by AG Garland. This AG was ten when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, lived through killings of former AG and candidate Robert Kennedy, civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

If any generation – any person – should understand the horrifying and destabilizing effects of political violence against any leader, president, candidate, former AG, civil rights leader – or Supreme Court justice – with nerves raw, Democrats in charge – it is AG Garland.

To be blunt, there is no excuse – absolutely none – for not enforcing laws written to protect the Supreme Court, sitting Justices, their families, and Republic itself. Not to do so is more than bad judgment, more than e triumph of dirty politics over our independent judiciary, more than wrongheaded, narrow-minded, or simply irresponsible.

Not to pull all stops, get the president, vice president, all congressional leaders, cabinet members, and national voices to plead for no violence – is to invite it. Not to prosecute those in clear violation of federal law intended to protect our judiciary, is to be complicit in potential violence.

The time is now to step up, to arrest and prosecute ALL those violating federal law, seeking to intimidate, threaten, and otherwise impair the independence of our federal judiciary. Ironically, AG Garland is a former judge himself – who knows that this is essential to protect the nation.

Putting a fine point on this abdication of responsibility and defiance of his sworn duty, the present moment must trigger one of three actions – either a swift reversal by AG Garland resulting in prosecutions that deter future violence, his resignation, or impeachment.

Given that AG Garland seems unwilling to enforce federal law, thus puts justices in fear and at risk; given that Democrats in House and Senate are not going to impeach him but cheer his abdication of constitutional responsibility – reality is this. If AG Garland will not enforce laws to prevent and deter violence, protect the High Court and justices, he should resign.

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Dave H
9 days ago

Time to thank Mitch McConnell for denying a Supreme court seat to Garland!!!

17 days ago

Another commie bas—d!

Letts Brandon
18 days ago

The willful enforcement of the desires of democrats in office with no regard to what is law only proves their desire to be dictators and they should be removed from office under charges of treason.

18 days ago

AG Garlin is a tool of the socialist left.

JJ Johnson-Smith
19 days ago

WHY was Trump accused of “Incitement” for something he NEVER SAID on January 6th, but these high-ranking Democrats have been OPENLY “Inciting” Violence for almost SIX YEARS, and have faced ZERO consequences?! Garland should be removed for Dereliction of Duty. Waters, Pelosi, and Schumer should be facing Articles of Impeachment for calling for violence against Conservatives AND SCOTUS Justices?! SERIOUSLY?!?!

19 days ago

And “The Turtle”does nothing. Mustn’t rock the boat you know when you rub elbows with the democratic scum at the”inside the beltway DC cocktail parties

19 days ago

He won’t do anything. Biden is continuing to violate the immigration law daily and transporting illegal aliens all across our nation without any kind of background or medical checks.

18 days ago
Reply to  Mark

Invasion is more like it .Britain allowing also . How can illegal immigration not take a toll on a home or a country ?

Jim D.
19 days ago

The Democrats totally ignore any and all of the violence resulting from their twisted policies!
Then they all scream; “we must get the guns”! “We must repeal the 2nd amendment”!
And round and round we go!

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
19 days ago

The law needs to be changed a little. How cflose is close to ones home. ?? Kyler L.

Robert E Tucker
19 days ago

Chuck Schumer is guilty of sedition for inciting protests and violence against Justice Kavanaugh but his comment did not raise and eyebrow from the Justice Department, the Democrats or from the media. Clearly we have lost any semblance of a fair and balanced justice system.

19 days ago

the so called ag is nothing more than ANOTHER commie that has infiltrated our government. dont expect him to enforce the/any laws unless they support the COMMUNIST AGENDA!!!

Charlie Gripp
19 days ago

The AG is more concerned about parents protecting their children in school board meetings than the lives of Supreme Court Justices .!! Perhaps looking for revenge for not being selected to the court !

Old Papa
20 days ago

Can you imagine if Garland were a Supreme Court Justice as Obama had imagined ?

Ralph S
20 days ago

AG Garland doesn’t have the time to prosecute those who threaten our Justices… He’s too busy dealing with domestic terrorists [a.k.a. parents who attend school board meetings].

20 days ago

Yes, Garland should resign. But that requires he be an ethical and moral man, qualities most current democrats lack or outright abhor.

19 days ago
Reply to  P H

ethics and morals are not part of the communist mantra, their mantra is ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS!

Bill T
20 days ago

Garland is a compromised and extremely dangerous threat to our freedoms and our constitutional rights, he also has a payback for not having a seat on the Supreme Court.

20 days ago

Is judge Kavanaugh able to bring charges against Garland and Schumer?

Old Papa
20 days ago
Reply to  Arlene

I certainly hope so !

20 days ago

This is horribly sickening that nothing is being done and that Schumer is allowed to get away with his threats!

Ken Westenkirchner
20 days ago

No persuasion. AG Garland is charged, by law, to protect the Supreme Court

John Shipway
20 days ago

If laws arent being enforced might this be a GREAT time for the next Oswald?

20 days ago
Reply to  John Shipway

This might be a thought you keep to yourself, best left unsaid and unwritten.

Chris Grodhaus
10 days ago
Reply to  Barb

Keep that thought quiet! You risk being arrested, denied bail, put in jail/ prison, not being able to contact your lawyer ETC. Just see what happened to the 1/6/22 protesters in Washington DC Protesters. Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, among others. They received much better treatment and allowed time to talk their lawyers ETC. BELIEVE IT, but do not say it. You will be sorry that your Mother did not get am Abortion. In my opinion.

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