WASHINGTON – Today in the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed his Supreme Court Police Parity Act and the impact the leaked draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion has had on the safety of Justices and their families. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.
“It’s not just an attack against the independence of the judiciary. This risks violence against members of the Supreme Court and their families.”
“I introduced a piece of legislation to enhance the authorities of the Supreme Court law enforcement agencies to provide protective details for the judges and their families, who’ve already been threatened with violence.”
“Because we deal in these matters on a daily basis, to make that kind of threat to the Supreme Court is an attempt to intimidate the Justices and a threat to judicial independence.”