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Fairfax County Board Chair: Youngkin’s Suggestion to Establish “Perimeter” Around Homes of SCOTUS Justices Would Violate 4th Amendment, Possibly 1st Amendment as Well

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See below for Fairfax County Board Chair Jeff McKay’s response to Gov. Glenn Youngkin, regarding Youngkin’s “request for a ‘security perimeter’ around the homes of SCOTUS judges in FFX Co.” According to Chair McKay, “My focus is on public safety and protecting constitutional rights of our citizens. I know the well-trained FCPD professionals can ensure both.” Chair McKay continues:

“Your suggestion to establish a ‘perimeter’ for the purpose of ‘limiting unauthorized vehicle and pedestrian access’ to neighborhoods surrounding the homes of the Justices is paramount [sic; presumably McKay means tantamount] to a checkpoint that federal courts have held violates the Fourth Amendment. There are obvious First Amendment concerns as well.”

In short, Youngkin appears to have no idea what he’s doing – or simply doesn’t care about his policies being legal or making sense – as usual…

P.S. Needless to say, the main reason why Youngkin and other Republicans are suddenly concerned with protesters at people’s homes – which they certainly have NOT been when it’s been at  the homes of Democratic School Board members, or House of Delegates members, etc – is to *distract people’s attention from the main issue here*, which is that Republicans are working overtime to deprive women of their reproductive freedom, constitutional rights and bodily autonomy. In short, Republicans want to talk about ANYTHING else but that!

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