Wednesday, May 18, 2005

In the disclosure kills department,
At today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled "Protecting the Judiciary at Home and in the Courthouse," U.S. District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow spoke powerfully about the tragedy her family suffered and improvements needed to better protect the security of federal judges. As The AP's report notes, in her testimony Judge Lefkow stated that she "also wants legislation to ban putting personal information about judges and other government officials on the Internet without their permission." I wonder whether such legislation could withstand challenge under the First Amendment.
Posted at 09:40 AM by Howard Bashman

I don't think the answer is special rules for judges; I think the answer is being more aware that government-mandated violations of privacy can put women and their families at risk.

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