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Social media giant Twitter finally suspended the account of “Ruth Sent Us,” a group that posted the home addresses of the Supreme Court justices in May following a leaked draft opinion indicating that the court was poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.
According to a report from Just the News, the group shared a map that revealed the street names where Justices John Roberts, Amy Coney Barrett, Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, and Clarence Thomas lived.
Following the leak, protesters began arriving at the justices’ private home residences to vocalize their opposition to the projected overturning of Roe v. Wade. Justice Clarence Thomas, however, firmly assured Americans in May that the court would not be “bullied.”
“We can’t be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want. The events from earlier this week are a symptom of that,” he stated.
In June, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, returning the issue of abortion to the sovereign states.
Preceding that decision, The Daily Wire reported that Google had removed the map showing the addresses of the Supreme Court justices’ homes, citing a “violation of our Terms of Service and/or policies.” However, the “Ruth Sent Us” remained an active account until this month.
On Wednesday, police in Maryland warned that if protesters disturb the peace at the Supreme Court justices’ homes, they will enforce standing laws against causing disruptive assemblies, Newsmax reported. It is unclear if they have started to move protesters out of the neighborhood at this time.
In June, a 26-year-old man was indicted by a federal grand jury on one charge of attempting to murder Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The man, Nicholas John Roske, arrived at Kavanaugh’s residence and then called the emergency communications center in Montgomery County to turn himself in.
Twitter has not revealed why they waited for two months before suspending “Ruth Sent Us” for leaking the justices’ addresses.