A federal administrative law judge said Monday that in the past four years, there have been more than 200 threats, including death threats, against ALJs and that there is not enough being done to ensure that judges who hear administrative cases are adequately protected.

D. Randall Frye, a North Carolina-based ALJ with the Social Security Administration and president of the Association of Administrative Law Judges, said, “These aren’t just the kind of ‘I’ll see you later’ threats.” As an example, Frye pointed to an instance where a claimant assaulted an ALJ with a chair, forcing her to take disability retirement.

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