The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal by a St. Louis couple whose law licenses were sanctioned after they pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters near their home in the summer of 2020.
The demonstrations came on the heels of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer, and images of the couple — Mark and Patricia McCloskey — brandishing an assault-style rifle and pistol became a potent symbol of America’s culture war, drawing widespread condemnation, as well as praise from President Trump and Republican lawmakers.