About 100 protesters marched to Justice Samuel Alito’s home in Alexandria, Va., on Monday night as tension over abortion rights continues to simmer in the wake of the breached draft opinion showing a majority of the Supreme Court prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The peaceful grassroots demonstration makes Alito the third justice to see protests at their private residence after the breach of the draft opinion last week. Protests over the weekend at the homes of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts sparked criticism from conservatives who argued that the abortion-rights groups behind the moves had crossed a line by pressuring Supreme Court jurists in their private spaces.
It’s unclear if Alito, the author of the draft opinion published by POLITICO, was home during the abortion-rights vigil on Monday night. Demonstrators held signs aloft that read “Repro Freedom for All,” and lit candles in front of the home’s driveway, chanting slogans such as “Our