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Judicial Conference cites security as primary concern after killings

[JURIST] The US Judicial Conference [official website] Tuesday recommended a complete review of judicial security inside and outside the courtroom after recent high-profile killings of a Georgia state judge and a federal district judge's family members [JURIST reports]. In its biannual meeting, the group headed by Chief Justice William Rehnquist [Oyez profile] adopted a a resolution emphasizing a grave concern with "off-site judicial security" [PDF press release]. A Judicial Conference spokesman said US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales had ordered the Marshals Service [official website] to review off-site judicial security in the federal courts. Reuters has more.

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