Threats To Federal Judges, Prosecutors Doubled In 5 Years


Threats and other inappropriate communications to federal judges and prosecutors more than doubled between 2003 and 2008, says a Justice Department inspector general’s report quoted by the Associated Press.

The report found that judges and prosecutors themselves are not consistently reporting threats, hampering the ability of federal marshals to take protective action. No federal judges or prosecutors were killed in the six-year period studied. In 2005, the mother and husband of Chicago federal judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow were killed by a man angry that Lefkow had dismissed his lawsuit.

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