Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts stated that the institution needs a heightened focus on security based on the protests following the Dobbs decision this past summer. He released an annual report about the court on New Years’ Eve. USA Today reports that Roberts spent some time in his report talking about the courage of Justices in the past and the landmark rulings that they have made. Famous cases such as Brown v. The Board of Education was mentioned. After that, Roberts turned his attention to modern justice and the security that must be considered now. Roberts wrote the following in his report: [tweet_embed]January 03, 2023[/tweet_embed] “The law requires every judge to swear an oath to perform his or her work without fear or favor, but we must support judges by ensuring their safety." “A judicial system cannot and should not live in fear.” [tweet_embed]January 03, 2023[/tweet_embed] The Justice has some concerns about the fact that there were protests about the Dobbs decision related to abortion made by the court. This is something that the Justices might have some legitimate concerns to worry about. The political rhetoric and attacks or attempted attacks by the people who oppose this ruling must be taken seriously. There have been many violent attacks against judges in recent years. Sadly, in 2020, the husband and son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas were both shot. Her son died from his injuries, and her husband was seriously harmed. Armed protestors have also been arrested outside of the home of certain Supreme Court Justices following some of the controversial decisions that the court has made. Roberts also wrote the following in his report, according to USA Today: “I want to thank the Members of Congress who are attending to judicial security needs—these programs and the funding of them are essential to run a system of courts.” Congress continues to work to help provide extra protection to the members of the Supreme Court.