On Thursday (October 13), the Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice; arguing that DOJ didn’t comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) when it failed to disclose the reason it didn’t intervene during protests outside the residence of Supreme Court Justices.
According to the conservative group, the DOJ denied its request from various offices, including the office of the Attorney General, the FBI, the Office of Legal Counsel, and the U.S. Marshals Service.
The group revealed it sought these records to ascertain why the DOJ failed to implement federal law that protects Supreme Court Justices from demonstrations at their residences.
The conservative foundation claims the Biden administration violated the FOIA when it denied its initial request. In its lawsuit, the Oversight Project also points to the DOJ repeatedly missing deadlines on its subsequent requests, explaining that even when it was granted one request — that had been given expedited processing – the group was still waiting to receive the information from the Department.
In a statement regarding its lawsuit, Roman Jankowski, senior investigative counsel for the Oversight Project, explained the motivations behind Thursday’s filing, stating, “The American people deserve to know why Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland not only refused to publicly and unequivocally condemn this behavior but also why they continue not to prosecute or hold accountable those who facially broke the law in an attempt to influence the proceedings of the Supreme Court.”
Jankowski continued, “We think there are answers to those questions in the documents we have requested, and we have a right by law to those documents.”
The Oversight Project launched in January intending to rally conservatives and expose Biden’s leftist policies. Its suit against the DOJ seeks to reveal why the DOJ ignored federal law that protects Supreme Court Justices from the kinds of protests that followed the overturning of Roe v. Wade.