Supreme Court Protester Arrested and Charged

Anti-abortion protestor Rives Grogan is escorted by Capitol Police in the Senate basement, after causing a disruption in the Visitors Gallery in the Senate Chamber on Dec. 28, 2012. (PHOTO CREDIT: Drew Angerer, Getty Images)
Anti-abortion protestor Rives Grogan is escorted by Capitol Police in the Senate basement, after causing a disruption in the Visitors Gallery in the Senate Chamber on Dec. 28, 2012. (PHOTO CREDIT: Drew Angerer, Getty Images)

Supreme Court police arrested a courtroom protester after he shouted out that supporters of same-sex marriage can “burn in hell” midway through Tuesday’s oral arguments.

A spokeswoman for the court identified the man as Rives Miller Grogan. Police charged him under a law that prohibits making a “harangue or oration” inside the Supreme Court and with impeding the administration of justice.

His shouts on Tuesday echoed in the court’s marble hallway as the Obama administration’s lawyer, Donald Verrilli, began his argument that gay and lesbians’ right to marry is “integral to human dignity.”

Grogan has a history of being kicked out of things.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Brad Heath

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