DOJ Tells Congress It Hasn’t Prosecuted Anyone For SCOTUS Protests, But Is Still Going After Parents

DOJ Tells Congress It Hasn’t Prosecuted Anyone For SCOTUS Protests, But Is Still Going After Parents


The head of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division said Thursday that the DOJ has not prosecuted anyone for demonstrating outside of Supreme Court Justices’ residences, but that an order focusing the department on parents at school board meetings remains intact. He declined to disavow using the PATRIOT Act against parents.

The fact that the DOJ is still focused on school board issues is remarkable because the group that the DOJ relied on to justify the action — the National School Boards Association — has since apologized and is facing collapse, with the majority of state associations severing ties following shock at the idea that parents could be likened to terrorists or that they should have civil rights stripped via involving the anti-terrorism PATRIOT Act.

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