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Gunman arrested near US Supreme Court judge's residence

O juiz americano, Brett Kavanaugh, assiste ao funeral do ex-presidente George W. Bush, em 2018.
The American judge, Brett Kavanaugh, attends the funeral of former President George W. Bush, in 2018.

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8010910730001A gunman was arrested last night near the residence of US Conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh, of the United States Supreme Court. States, after making threats, as informed by the court.80109107300018010910730001A The US Supreme Court has been in a political storm since last month the draft ruling that nullifies the Roe v Wade law, which legalized abortion in the country, was leaked.

8010910730001According to a justice spokesperson, the man arrested in northern Washington was transported to the 2nd District of Montgomery County Police, which informed that the suspect is from California.

8010910730001The Washington Post reported that the suspect is about 20 years old and he confirmed to the police that he intended to kill the judge. He would be angry because of the project that should annul the legalization of abortion and also because of the shootings and massacres that have recently taken place in the country.8010910730001

“We will not tolerate this type of behavior,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday. “Threats of violence against judges strike at the heart of our democracy and we will do everything we can to prevent them and hold those responsible accountable.” 8010910730001Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced in a statement that there has been “increased security” at the judges’ residences since last month. “I urge the leaders of both parties in Washington to strongly condemn these actions in no uncertain terms. It is vital to our constitutional system that magistrates can discharge their duties without fear of violence against them and their families,” the Republican declared.

8010910730001By the end of June, the Supreme Court is expected to make two important decisions on abortion and the carrying of weapons.

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