On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) voted for, and the U.S. House of Representatives passed, the Supreme Court Police Parity Act by a vote of 396 to 27. This bipartisan legislation provides enhanced security to Supreme Court Justices and their families amid an alarming uptick in threats against Justices and their families.
“Our government relies on an independent judiciary to properly function, and intimidation of any sort erodes the autonomy of this important institution,” said Rep. Feenstra. “Supreme Court Justices should not fear for their safety or the safety of their families when rendering decisions on any case. I am proud to support the Supreme Court Police Parity Act to ensure that Supreme Court Justices and their families receive the protection they need and deserve.”
According to a memo from the Department of Homeland Security, threats against Supreme Court Justices have skyrocketed in recent weeks, underscoring the need for enhanced security protocols for Justices and their families.