Bloomberg Law
Aug. 16, 2021, 9:19 PM

Judiciary Calls Absence of Security Funding ‘Deeply Concerning’

Madison Alder
Madison Alder

Judiciary officials renewed a request for court security funding from Congress, calling a decision to leave federal courts out of a recent emergency appropriations bill “deeply concerning.”

The officials asked House and Senate leaders to include funding to further protect judges and “harden” federal courts in reconciliation or another appropriations measure soon, painting a dire picture of its current situation.

“The continued existence of these threats and vulnerabilities poses serious risks not just to specific judges, court personnel, or facilities, but also to the effective administration of justice in this country,” John Lungstrum and Roslynn Mauskopf said in an Aug. ...