Co-host of “Outnumbered” Emily Compagno joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to shed light on whether the people marching outside the homes of certain Supreme Court justices are committing a crime.
“It’s an effort to sway the judge’s deliberation and opinion. So it’s an effort to, I guess you could call it intimidate, but it’s not used in that same way that, for example, witness intimidation or attempted witness intimidation would be used. It’s a different statute. But yes, it’s attempting to affect or alter the course of justice to affect that outcome of that decision. And the reason why, for example, when high profile cases are going on and people are protesting on the steps of the courthouse, and that’s okay, is because there’s a little bit more removed from that. Right? And the statute sort of drills down and talks about where a judge lives or inhabits or sort of draws that distinction, frankly, between exercising your First Amendment right and blocking on someone’s lawn while they’re cowering inside, fearing for their safety. We know Judge Esther Salas, a federal judge out of New Jersey, experienced a horrifying incident just in 2020 where her son was shot dead on her doorstep from someone who got her address. So this is a real threat and there’s a reason why those statutes are in place to protect judges and justice.”
Listen to the podcast to hear what else she had to say!