The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday will consider a proposal aimed at improving security for U.S. Supreme Court justices, not only in the United States but abroad as well.

At the hearing, where a slate of judicial appointees and one U.S. attorney are set to be considered, the committee will also weigh S. 2511, a bill that would expand the jurisdiction of the marshal of the Supreme Court and the court’s police force to protect justices “in any location.” The current version of the relevant part of the U.S. code, 40 U.S.C. 6121, confines the authority to “any state.”

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