Threats of harm to federal judges that aren't reviewed for days. Investigations into suspicious behavior at courthouses that are sloppily done. Lack of money to identify and prevent acts of violence. Three years after a DOJ warning to improve security, a new report says the U.S. Marshals Service is languishing in its efforts to protect the nation's 2,200 federal judges -- with the result that the judges are put in danger even as threats against them have almost doubled in the past five years.
Investigators Find Marshals' Efforts to Protect Federal Judges Inadequate
The Associated Press
October 4, 2007