1,000 federal judges seek to remove personal info from internet as threats skyrocket

March 18, 2023

More than 1,000 federal judges have asked the U.S. Courts system for help removing personally identifiable information from the internet under a program implemented after a New Jersey judge's son was murdered at their house. The report also details what it called "a dramatic rise in threats and inappropriate communications against federal judges and other court personnel" in recent years. Marshals Service, the agency responsible for protecting federal judges and courthouses. The Justice Department's internal watchdog in a 2021 report found that the Marshals Service lacked enough resources to adequately protect federal judges and prosecutors. Federal authorities said the man, Nicholas John Roske, planned to kill Kavanaugh in part because of his expectation that the Supreme Court would overturn the federal right to abortion.