‘Alito rocks’: Anti-Abortion supporters praise Justice Samuel Alito outside his home amid fears it would be targeted by violent pro-abortion activists
- The anti-abortion activists showed up days after Alito’s opinion draft leaked appearing to show that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v Wade
- Signs read: ‘Alito rocks’ and ‘The draft is genius’
- The show of support comes after the pro-abortion group Ruth Sent Us published the names of conservative justices and urged followers to join in a protest on May 11
- Alito canceled a planned appearance at a conference on May 5 amid the fallout from the leak
Anti-abortion activists took the streets around Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s home in Alexandria, Virginia, to thank him for his draft opinion regarding Roe v Wade.
On Monday, Politico reported a leak from within the Supreme Court that showed the intention to overturn the court’s the seminal abortion decision Roe v Wade.
Thursday, pictures emerged showing a group of anti-abortion activists marching up and down the leafy streets around Alito’s Virginia home.
One noticeable sign read, ‘Alito rocks,’ while another said, ‘The draft is genius.’
The Alito show of support comes as the the Supreme Court justice has canceled a public appearance that was scheduled to start Thursday.
He was supposed to appear at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ judicial conference, a gathering of judges from the New Orleans-based federal appeals court and the district courts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Alito fans show their support for the justice following the leak of his controversial opinion regarding Roe v Wade
Pro-abortion protests are expected at the homes of conservative justices
Chief Justice John Roberts has confirmed that Alito’s opinion draft is legitimate
Whatever the outcome, the Politico report represents an extremely rare breach of the court’s secretive deliberation process and on a case of surpassing importance
Justice Samuel Alito Jr. poses for a portrait in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court June 1, 2017 in the nation’s capital. Alito was appointed to the court by former President George W. Bush in 2006
Alito wrote in his opinion that it was an ‘inescapable conclusion’ that ‘a right to abortion is not deeply rooted in the Nation’s history and traditions.’
Following the leak, Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed that the document was legitimate.
Since then, both pro- and anti-abortion activists have protested nationwide, including outside of the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C.
Worries about those protests led to the construction of large metal fencing around the steps of the court.
On the other side of the spectrum, pro-abortion group Ruth Sent Us, named for the late Justice Ruth Ginsberg, has begun to plot protests outside of the conservative justice’s homes.
Justice Samuel Alito canceled an appearance at a judicial conference in the fallout from the leak
Alito lives here with his wife wife of 37 years, Martha-Ann, a former law librarian. The couple has two grown children together, Philip and Laura
Armed Supreme Court police officers shown outside of Alito’s house. The Supreme Court Police provides protection at the justice’s homes
The group published the supposed addresses of Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts and are planning a ‘walk-by’ of their homes next Wednesday, May 11.
Ruth Sent Us’ homepage greets visitors with an interactive map showing the location of the homes.
The blurb reads: ‘ANNOUNCING: Walk-by Wednesday, May 11 2022! At the homes of the six extremist justices, three in Virginia and three in Maryland.’
On their Twitter page, Ruth Sent Us, is described as ‘We rise up against a corrupt and illegitimate Supreme Court.’