May 10, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Pro-abortion rights protesters rally outside Justice Alito's home

Pro-choice demonstrators gather outside the house of US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 9.
Pro-abortion rights demonstrators gather outside the house of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in Alexandria, Virginia, on Monday. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Pro-abortion rights protesters gathered outside Justice Samuel Alito's home in Alexandria, Virginia, on Monday evening, days after a draft decision he wrote indicating that the Supreme Court would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked.

Driving the news: About 100 peaceful demonstrators gathered for the grassroots protest, as Alito became the third justice to see rallies outside their home after Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts over the weekend, per Politico.

The big picture: Alito canceled a scheduled appearance at a judicial conference last week after Politico broke the story on the draft decision, which was confirmed by Roberts as he announced an investigation into the leak.

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