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4/12/05-Tyler

Representative Gohmert Proposes Court Security Legislation

U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert of Tyler plans to introduce new legislation to make courthouses safer for judges and others that work there. It would actually increase penalties for threats against judges and courtroom personnel. The bill was prompted by February's deadly shooting outside of the Smith County Courthouse. Congressional hearings on the proposal are expected later this month. 

On Friday, Gohmert will host a meeting with federal, state, and local judges, and law enforcement officials on "The Secure Access To Justice And Court Protection Acto of 2005. He'll be getting input from officials regarding the proposed legislation.

 

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