Judges Call For Greater Security Amid Attacks, Threats

By Hannah Albarazi (June 16, 2022, 4:38 PM EDT) — A panel of judges Thursday said there’s a growing need to protect judicial officers and their families amid threats and deadly attacks, with one Louisiana federal judge warning that American democracy may deteriorate if judges are afraid to implement the rule of law.

Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown, chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, stressed during an American Bar Association panel on judicial threats that judges must be protected from intimidation in order for law and order to remain intact.

“We can’t be frightened into not implementing the rule of law because we are that…

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