Three years after the murders of a Chicago federal judge's husband and mother, and the courthouse shooting of a Georgia state judge and his court reporter, judicial security in states remains fragmented and uneven -- and the bad economy may slow planned upgrades. "Some courts have been crime scenes and not refuges," California Chief Justice Ronald George says, pointing to the problem of old courthouses in which guards escort prisoners down the same halls as witnesses, jurors and the public.
Courthouse Security Still Found Lacking
The National Law Journal
January 9, 2009