At about 1:05 a.m. on 8 June 2022, Nicholas John Roske got out of a taxicab in front of the home of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Two deputy U.S. Marshals were standing by their car nearby. Fortunately while there Roske called the Montgomery County, Maryland, Emergency Communications Center and said he was having homicidal and suicidal thoughts. The local police went to the scene and arrested him, and in his possession were a gun, ammunition, a knife, and other items. He later admitted that he had gone there to try to kill Kavanaugh .
On 19 July 2020, a man dressed as a Federal Express delivery driver walked up to the door of the home of federal District Judge Esther Salas in New Jersey. Her son answered the door and the suspect shot and killed him, and shot and wounded her husband. Roy Den Hollander, an attorney who had appeared before Judge Salas in 2015, was thought to be the attacker and was found dead as a probable suicide in Sullivan County, New York .
Former president Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court in 2016 after the death of Judge Antonin Scalia. We can thank our lucky stars that Senator Charles Grassley — at that time the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee — refused to hold a hearing on Garland’s nomination. After Donald Trump won the presidential election that year, he nominated Neil Gorsuch to the court in 2017, and Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate.
After Garland was nominated by Joe Biden to be Attorney General in 2021 (with a probable helping hand from Barack Obama and others), the Senate Republicans foolishly agreed to have an evaluation period of only one week instead of 28 days, that would follow the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on 22 and 23 February 2021. The committee vote on the nomination was then done on 1 March 2021. This prevented the gathering and consideration of reasons why Garland should not be confirmed.
It is important to understand the significant authority an Attorney General has. Even though federal agencies and departments have their own lawyers, they do what the attorneys in the Justice Department have decided a legal policy will be, which ultimately means the Attorney General himself or herself.
As one disturbing example, the policies allowing the massive movement of huge numbers of illegal immigrants across the U.S. southern border and their dispersal by the government around this country are the policies of Merrick Garland.
His failure to move against what is plainly illegal behavior at the homes of Supreme Court judges is not the result of ignorance.
 The question presented for decision in the Dobbs case, issue number 1 only.
 Title 18, United States Code, section 1507. Picketing or parading.
 Criminal complaint filed against Nicholas Roske.
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