Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was allegedly moved to an undisclosed location for the sake of his personal safety, according to a report by Breitbart News.
The conservative justice was moved due to radical attempts to intimidate conservative justices believed to be on the cusp of overturning the landmark abortion decision, Roe v. Wade, which is being carried out in the name of the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
News broke just days ago that the conservative justices’ home addresses were published online, causing protests outside the homes of the most conservative judges on the nine-judge panel.
“Militant leftists, including a group called Ruth Sent Us, are trying to physically intimidate the five justices who are expected to sign the final version of Alito’s leaked opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overruling Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, with the other four justices being Clarence Thomas – appointed by Bush 41 – and the three justices appointed by Donald Trump: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett,” Breitbart reported.
Chief Justice John Roberts was also targeted, according to the report, which seems to indicate an unreasonable bent of the frustration. Roberts’ questioning during arguments of the Dobbs case seemed to indicate that he was not leaning toward overruling Roe.
“While doxing the justices’ home addresses is ostensibly so protesters can go to those justices’ homes to protest – which many Americans consider objectionable by itself, and in fact which violates federal law at 18 U.S.C. § 1507 – many others also note this could lead to violence, if an activist were to attack a justice or the justice’s family,” Breitbart reported.
According to rumors cited by Breitbart, Alito and his family were moved, and interviews on Fox News and WMAL radio have confirmed those suspicions, seeming to insinuate that the threat to the justices is more serious than what some initially believed.
Breitbart explained the origins of the group targeting the justices:
“Ruth Sent Us is a reference to the late Ruth Ginsburg, who passed away in 2020 and whom President Trump replaced with Justice Barrett. Claiming the late justice would condone such things is outrageous, given her friendships with conservative justices and that she was best friends with the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who relentlessly tried to overrule Roe throughout his 30 years on the Supreme Court.”
Just months before her death, when asked to comment on the character of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, the last two justices confirmed to the court during Ginsburg’s life, the feminist icon called them “very decent and very smart.”
“There is a very important first on the Supreme Court this term, and it’s thanks to our new justice, Justice Kavanaugh, whose entire staff is all women. All of his law clerks are women,” Ginsburg said at an event held by Georgetown Law, according to The Hill. “And with his four women as law clerks, it’s the first time in the history of the United States that there have been more women clerking at the court than men.”