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Rand Paul Blocks Passage of Judge Security Bill for Third Time

June 16, 2022, 10:43 PM

An attempt to unanimously pass a bipartisan bill to shield the personal information of federal judges online failed after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blocked it for a third time.

The Thursday motion for unanimous consent was the second time this year the Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) has attempted that accelerated maneuver to pass the measure introduced after the murder of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas’s son at their home almost two years ago. The other attempt was December 2020.

Paul has blocked the Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act (S. 2340; H.R. 4436) each time, ...