Senate OKs $19 Million For High Court Security, US Marshals

By James Arkin (June 23, 2022, 4:46 PM EDT) -- The Senate unanimously approved $19.4 million in supplemental funding for U.S. Supreme Court security just a week after President Joe Biden signed into law expanded protections for justices' family members, amid concerns about security following the leak of a draft opinion that would overturn the longstanding precedent of Roe v. Wade.

The supplemental funding measure approved by the Senate late Wednesday includes $10.3 million for the U.S. Marshals Service and $9.1 million for the Supreme Court. The additional funding is for the remainder of the fiscal year through the end of September.

The measure, sponsored by Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., and...

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