US Marshals Service reports increase in threats against judiciary Joshua Pantesco at 10:45 AM ET
[JURIST] The US Marshals Service [official website] has released statistics showing that the number of threats on judicial employees, including judges, increased 63 percent from 2003 to 2005, from 584 threats to 953. So far this year, marshals have investigated 822 threat reports. The Marshals Service, part of the US Department of Justice, is responsible for protecting federal judges, prosecutors, jurors and employees [Marshals Service backgrounder, PDF].
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