Gail Anne Curley is frustrating the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Such conduct violates the First Amendment and will not be tolerated. Curley has repeatedly asked state and local law enforcement agencies (apparently indirectly through the press) to arrest peaceful protesters outside the homes of Supreme Court Injustices (SCIs). Her latest efforts include writing letters to the Governors of Maryland and Virginia requesting that unconstitutional statutes be used to jail non-violent pro-choice protesters for peaceably assembling.
Who the hell does she think she is? If you've never heard of her before that is because normally nobody cares about the Marshal of the Supreme Court of the United States. That changed a couple months ago when women learned they wouldn't have control over their own bodies much longer. They took to the streets outside the courthouse and homes of conservative SCIs. I became involved after I learned that members of Congress and others were trying to persuade the Department of Justice to enforce an unconstitutional law against protesting outside the homes of judges (see Maps to Supreme Court Justices Homes at https://copblaster.com/blast/48836/maps-to-supreme-court-justices-homes). It was bad enough that the women's groups were afraid to post publicly available information about SCIs on their own websites, but the media blamed them for it after I posted them. I did my own public records research and found records linking properties from news coverage of protests to the SCIs.
Over the years I've had my right to free speech trampled on by the government, so I know an unconstitutional restriction on freedoms everyone is entitled to under the First Amendment when I see it. The Maryland statute that Curley seeks to have enforced says that a "person may not intentionally assemble with another in a manner that disrupts a person's right to tranquility in the person's home." That statute is unconstitutionally overbroad because it does not distinguish between the home of a government official and the home of a private citizen.
Federal courts in other parts of the country have said that it is legal to picket outside the home of a government official. For instance, when a federal prosecutor suggested to my attorney that I may have been in violation of a law against making publicly available restricted information of protected persons, she countered that courts have upheld the right to publish home addresses of police officers in the past saying such activity furthers many legitimate interests. See Brayshaw v. City of Tallahassee, 709 F. Supp. 2d 1244, 1249 (N.D. Fla. 2010), "The publication of truthful personal information about police officers is linked to the issue of police accountability through aiding in achieving service of process, researching criminal history of officers, organizing lawful pickets, and other peaceful and lawful forms of civic involvement that publicize the issue." Brayshaw used a website called Rate My Cop to post the home address of a Tallahassee Police officer. If Brayshaw's conduct is clearly protected by the First Amendment because it could be used to organize lawful pickets then surely picketing itself is a constitutionally protected activity. That is why I don't mind posting addresses of people like Gail Curley at a time like this because the address is most likely to be used by picketers if at all. Therefore, I am merely exercising my First Amendment right to encourage people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
To those ends, I have researched Gail Anne Curley's address history and like a lot of people she appears to have failed to remove her address from public records. The most recent address I have for her is:
1530 KEY BLVD APT 515
ARLINGTON, VA 22209
DATE RANGE: 2013-2021
Google Earth: https://tinyurl.com/2pdaxhaw
I say "most recent address" because the background service I use has been known to be outdated at times. However, I have since found more information about that property (https://propertysearch.arlingtonva.us/Home/GeneralInformation?lrsn=28375). According to the city of Arlington, that address is a condominium currently owned by Gail Anne Curley. The address history from my background check service for this individual is consistent with that of someone just old enough to have graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1991 before moving to Champaign, Illinois to attend University of Illinois College of Law during the same time period that Gail Curley earned a J.D. from that school located in the same town, and the rest of this person's history is consistent with what one would expect for a long time military officer like Colonel Curley. For these reasons I believe the Gail Curley from the records I have to be the same Gail Curley responsible for writing letters to multiple governors seeking the arrest of unarmed women protesting peacefully. However, it is possible that she could have sublet the place or something, so keep that in mind.
UPDATE: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich blasted back at Curley in a YouTube video today saying that if she has a problem with how laws are enforced in his county that she should try contacting him or the police chief instead of releasing a letter to the press. He also pointed out that court security is her job and that she has federal marshals for that. Elrich also read a statement from the local police chief which was critical of her conduct. They seem to think that it is the job of the police to protect the ability of people to protest peacefully in their town. I wish cops thought like that where I live.
The video below was the last straw that finally drove me to hit the big red button to post this article. The rest was written a couple days ago for the most part. The more I think of it the more absurd her position becomes. If those women are so dangerous then why did Gail Curley complain to the press instead of the police?