A law passed by the Senate to give extra protections to Supreme Court justices has stalled in the House, where some have said that the same protections are needed for law clerks and other staff that work at the court.
The Supreme Court Police Parity Act gives around the clock security to justices and their families, and creates a criminal penalty for anyone who interferes with the court’s duties.
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) said Friday that the protections need to be extended to law clerks and staff who “have increasingly faced threats to their physical safety.”
While Hoyer and Democrats may have a point, they are holding up the bill at a critical time when protections are needed immediately.
One has to wonder if they are trying to deny conservative justices protections under the guise of saying they support the bill.
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