The U.S. attorney’s office in Washington is escalating its response to disruptions inside the U.S. Supreme Court. A group arrested last week for demonstrating inside the high court chamber face stiffer penalties than a group charged with a similar disruption in January.

The five protesters arrested on April 1 face two charges: picketing or parading with the intent of interfering with or obstructing the administration of justice, and making a “harangue or oration” or other loud or threatening language inside the Supreme Court.

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