Three years ago, Rep. Greg Stanton led the bipartisan bill that permanently extended protections to Supreme Court Justices, and authorized police protection of the justices at their homes. Stanton’s bill passed both the House and Senate unanimously and was signed into law by then-President Trump.
Today, following the early morning arrest of a man who told officers he intended to kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Stanton released the following statement:
“There is absolutely no place in our country for political violence. I'm grateful that law enforcement intervened, and that Justice Kavanaugh is safe.
“Thankfully, all Supreme Court justices and staff already receive police protection at their homes under a bipartisan law that I authored.
“The safety of all public servants and their families should be a bipartisan issue, and I hope Congress will quickly pass my bill to expand the authority of the Court police to protect the families of both Justices and staff.”
In 2022, following reports that multiple court staff members and their families private information had been published online, Stanton introduced the Supreme Court Families Security Act. The bill would allow the Marshal of the Supreme Court to authorize security for the immediate families of the justices as well as the families of court employees whose safety may be threatened.