The U.S. Senate passed legislation Monday to protect Supreme Court justices’ families amid protests over a leaked early draft of a majority opinion indicating Roe v. Wade would likely be overturned.
The proposal — sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) — passed via voice vote with no objections, ABC News reported. The legislation would offer the nine justices security protections in line with members of the legislative and executive branches.
“Trying to scare federal judges into ruling a certain way is far outside the bounds of normal First Amendment speech or protest,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said before the vote, according to ABC.
Indeed, Left-wing protesters began showing up to the homes of Justice Samuel Alito — who wrote the draft