Far-left billionaire George Soros has increased his financial support for a radical group that is determined to pack the Supreme Court of the United States, continuing to wage a war in favor of a policy that is widely unpopular with the American people.
As the Washington Free Beacon reports, Soros’ Open Society Foundation donated $4.5 million in 2021 to the group Demand Justice, which “supports policy advocacy on court reform.” Open Society had previously donated $2.5 million to the same group in 2018, the year Demand Justice was first created out of opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the high court.
Demand Justice and other far-left judicial activist groups have suffered numerous defeats in recent years, with President Donald Trump successfully confirming three new justices to the Supreme Court, changing the court from an ideologically even body to a 6-3 conservative majority. Since then, the Supreme Court has made decisive rulings on gun rights and immigration, as well as a historic decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last year.
Following the initial leak of the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, security was increased for the Supreme Court and the nine justices due to a sudden rise in protests and riots against the decision. But Brian Fallon, the executive director of Demand Justice, demanded that the Supreme Court remove the newly-installed protective fencing and reduce security for the justices, claiming that protesters and rioters should be allowed to provide “more accountability” by directly and physically confronting the justices.
“SCOTUS leaks are good,” said Fallon on Twitter shortly after the illegal leak of the draft decision. “Rip the veil off.”
The riots culminated in a failed assassination attempt against Justice Kavanaugh, when a California man traveled to Maryland and stopped just blocks away from Kavanaugh’s home with multiple weapons on his person, before he was arrested by police. He confessed that his intention was to kill Kavanaugh in order to stop Roe v. Wade from being overturned.
Both before and after the Dobbs decision, there were numerous calls from far-left activists, including Demand Justice, to expand the size of the Supreme Court. A failed proposal by House Democrats, led by Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), called for adding an additional four justices to the Court, which would just be enough to put the conservatives in a new 6-7 minority in a 13-member court. Such proposals have failed to gain traction due to an overwhelming majority of the American people being opposed to such a drastic change to a longstanding institution.