WBEZ | federal courts http://www.wbez.org/tags/federal-courts Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en In the line of fire: Protecting the U.S. judiciary http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/line-fire-protecting-us-judiciary <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//U.S. Marshal outside courthouse ted warren.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In the days following the Arizona shootings that killed six, including federal judge John Roll, a name familiar to Chicagoans also began to circulate. Judge Joan Lefkow has been a district court judge in Illinois&rsquo; <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/home/">Northern District</a> since 2000. In 2005, her mother and husband were killed by a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case brought before Lefkow.</p><p>Following their brutal deaths, the <a target="_blank" href="http://judiciary.senate.gov/">Senate Judiciary Committee</a> held hearings on security for judges and other officers of the court. Now, the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.justice.gov/marshals/">U.S. Marshals Service</a> works in conjunction with a panel of officials to improve judicial security.</p><p>The chair of that subcommittee is the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/contact.htm">Hon. Michael S. Kanne.</a> He sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals in the 7th Circuit&mdash; which is based in Chicago.He joined host Alison Cuddy to discuss issues of judicial security.</p></p> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:39:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/line-fire-protecting-us-judiciary