WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chris Coons (D-DE) released following statements after their Supreme Court Police Parity Act, which would allow the Supreme Court of the United States Police to provide the families of Supreme Court Justices with around-the-clock security protection, passed the Senate:
“Threats to the physical safety of Supreme Court Justices and their families are disgraceful, and attempts to intimidate and influence the independence of our judiciary cannot be tolerated,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I’m glad the Senate quickly approved this measure to extend Supreme Court police protection to family members, and the House must take up and pass it immediately.”
“I am glad to see this bipartisan bill unanimously pass the Senate in order to extend security protection to the families of Supreme Court members,” Sen. Coons said.
If enacted, the Supreme Court Police Parity Act would extend security protection to Supreme Court Justices and their families in line with what is provided to certain Article I and Article II officers and their families.