Court Security

519 ABA Journal articles on Court Security.

ICE formalizes policy allowing courthouse arrests of targeted immigrants
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has formalized its policy authorizing courthouse arrests in specific circumstances of immigrants who are subject to deportation.
ICE releases man arrested at courthouse after his DACA status expired
Updated: A Chicago-area man was released Thursday from immigration detention after his family and a local attorney argued that he was arrested in violation of local law, the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times have reported.
War crimes defendant dies after drinking vial of what he called poison in international court

A convicted war criminal died at a hospital Wednesday after drinking from a vial he claimed to contain poison at a United Nations tribunal in The Hague.

Slobodan Praljak, a…

Judge is shot outside courthouse; he and a probation officer fired back at the suspect
An Ohio judge is hospitalized after returning fire at the man who shot him Monday morning outside a courthouse in Steubenville.
Two states pass laws allowing some officials to bring guns inside courthouses
Two states have new laws on the books that allow some people to bring guns into courthouses. The new legislation in Arkansas and Oklahoma has brought the debate over the right to carry weapons "quite literally, at the courthouse door," the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) reports.
ABA condemns terrorist attacks aimed at judicial institutions in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The American Bar Association condemned recent terrorist attacks aimed at court systems in Afghanistan and Pakistan in a statement Wednesday written by ABA President Linda A. Klein.

Two attacks…

Should ABA speak out on Trump controversies? ABA president disagrees with ‘timidity’ criticism

The ABA is “a leading bulwark for the rule of law” that has not shied away from its support for that concept through the deliberative process of the ABA House…

FBI investigates possible computer breach at Missouri courthouse

Updated: FBI agents removed computer equipment from the courthouse in Camden County, Missouri, this week as they worked with state officials to investigate a possible computer breach.

County phone and…

Suspended lawyer charged with carrying loaded gun into courthouse on day of his disbarment hearing

A Florida lawyer was arrested Thursday after the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said courthouse security found a loaded firearm in his backpack as he arrived for his disbarment hearing, the…

Texas AG sues county that banned guns at building with courthouse, county offices

Corrected: Waller County, Texas, must allow guns in areas of a courthouse building where county offices are located, according to a lawsuit filed this week by Texas Attorney General Ken…

Two bailiffs die in courthouse shooting in Michigan; suspect is shot and killed

Updated: Police are investigating a shooting at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan, on Monday afternoon that left three people dead, including the suspect.

Berrien County Sheriff Paul…

Study finds a ‘gavel gap’ between diversity of judges and that of the populations they serve

A study by the American Constitution Society examines demographic diversity in every state’s courts—and finds that most states are falling short.

For “The Gavel Gap: Who Sits in Judgment on…

Man acquitted of wife’s murder after four trials now charged with stalking police investigator

Last month, after being tried for the fourth time in his wife’s presumed homicide nearly 15 years ago, a New York businessman was acquitted on May 24 in a bench…

Judge who survived courthouse shooting now educates others about domestic-violence case risks

Almost exactly 10 years after he survived a sniper-style shooting by a man whose divorce case he was overseeing, a Nevada judge is still on the bench.

But Reno Family…

Man gets 15- to 19-year prison term in nonfatal shooting on courthouse steps

A man accused of opening fire on two individuals he knew on the steps outside a North Carolina courthouse in 2014 entered an Alford plea Monday to two counts of…

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