Attorney General Merrick Garland is pointedly refusing to say if he's open to prosecuting protesters who demonstrate outside of Supreme Court justices' homes, which a growing number of office-holders are urging him to do.
Republican Governors Larry Hogan of Maryland and Glenn Youngkin of Virginia and members of Congress want Garland to uphold federal law that prohibits actions to intimidate judges at their private residences.
According to U.S. code 1507, an individual who "pickets or parades" with the "intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer" near a U.S. court or "near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer" will be fined or "imprisoned not more than one year, or both."
Garland was asked about the issue on Friday evening at the conclusion of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund ceremony on the National Mall, but he ignored the question.
"Sorry. I'm here for the memorial," he told Just the News.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas also attended the ceremony. He was asked about border facilities being fully stocked with baby formula while U.S. store shelves remain bare across the country but declined to answer.
"Not tonight," he said.