Hello and happy Friday from Brad and Avalon here at the NLJ’s Bench Report. This week, we’re taking another look at something that’s been a hot topic as of late: Judicial security. With threats against Justice Kavanaugh last week and a judge in Wisconsin speaking this week about a threat, some members of the judiciary seem to be wondering if getting a gun for protection is a good idea. It’s a controversial topic that’s popped up at times in the past. And a former state judge is in hot water in Wisconsin over his conduct in 2020 election-related litigation.

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Tape put up by the U.S. Marshals Service outside a federal courthouse. Photo: Jacqueline Thomsen/ALM

Should Judges Carry Guns?