Sens. Push Permanent Security For Supreme Court Justices

Law360, Washington (September 19, 2019, 6:12 PM EDT) -- A pair of senators introduced a bill Thursday to add permanent additional security for U.S. Supreme Court justices, since the current authorization to protect them while off court grounds is set to expire at the end of the year.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., announced the new legislation in a joint statement Thursday, with Graham citing “volatile times” and the importance of the “rule of law.”

“The rule of law is one of the fundamental principles of democracy, and we should do all we can to protect our judicial institutions,” Graham said. “I’m certain...

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