According to reports, about a dozen deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service have been dispatched to Hawaii to provide 24-hour protection for the federal judge who implemented an emergency stop to President Donald Trump‘s travel ban order 2.0.
US District Judge Derrick Watson says he has received numerous death threats since putting the skids on President Trump’s executive order denying people from six majority Muslim nations from entering the US. The
good judge ordered Trump’s ban stopped over what he ruled was really a case of “religious animus.”
“The illogic of the Government’s contentions is palpable,” Watson wrote in his ruling. Watson also went so far as to tell the federal lawyers who protested his ruling that “there is nothing unclear” about his remarks on Sunday. FBI spokesperson Michele Ernst told BuzzFeed News the agency was prepared to assist in the investigation. “The US Marshals Service is responsible for the protection of federal judicial officials, including judges and prosecutors, and we take that responsibility very seriously,” the agency told BuzzFeed News in a statement. h/t businessinsider
“While we do not discuss our specific security measures, we continuously review the security measures in place for all federal judges and take appropriate steps to provide additional protection when it is warranted.”