Washington Times: Threats Rising Against Federal Judges; Court Watchers Blame Political Rhetoric

Washington Times

Threats against federal judges have nearly doubled over a three-year period, and court watchers say heated political rhetoric is contributing to the hostile environment surrounding the judiciary.

The number of threats against judges climbed from 178 in 2019 to 311 in 2022, according to a report from Bloomberg Law, citing data from the U.S. Marshals Service obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request. There were 280 such threats in the first three months of 2023.

“Democrats lost control of the federal judiciary,” said Mike Davis, president of the Article III Project. “Now Democrats are supporting illegal protests at Supreme Court justices’ homes.”

He said Mr. Trump is being charged over inciting the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot, but under that same standard, “Did Chuck Schumer incite an assassination attempt?”

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