CV NEWS FEED // The United States Supreme Court has put in a request for Congress to provide it with increased funding for added security.
“The court’s budget request asks for $5,897,000 for the “expansion of protective activities” and a separate increase of $585,000 for new IT security positions in “cybersecurity, software development, and network engineering,’” reported Margaret Mary Olohan of The Daily Signal. The funding would be used to “expand security activities conducted by Supreme Court Police to protect the Justices,” the Court’s request stated:
“On-going threat assessments show evolving risks that require continuous protection,” the request continues. “Additional funding would provide for contract positions, eventually transitioning to full-time employees, that will augment capabilities of the Supreme Court police force and allow it to accomplish its protective mission.”
The Court’s request comes after pro-life justices faced numerous violent threats in reaction to their decision to vote for the repeal of Roe v. Wade in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health last year.
That decision was leaked by a still-unknown malefactor with ties to the Court, which would account for the need for added cybersecurity as well.
Before the Court’s ruling against Roe but after the decision had been leaked, radicals had already begun descending on the homes of pro-life justices – an activity that is forbidden by federal law.
In the months since, the Biden Justice Department has been heavily criticized for failing to prosecute a single person for the illegal activity of menacing a federal judge, despite continuing Leftist demonstrations at the private homes of the justices considered most likely to rule against progressive agendas.
In early June 2022, a man was arrested outside the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh armed with a firearm, a knife, pepper spray, and burglary tools. The suspect admitted to law enforcement that he was motivated by Kavanaugh’s conservative positions on abortion and gun rights, and that he had intended to murder the justice.
In the several months that followed, Congressional Democrats faced mounting criticism for delaying and blocking Republican efforts to increase security for all Supreme Court justices, including those who voted against the repeal of Roe.