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SJI Executive Director, Jonathan Mattiello, Congressional Briefing Panelist on Capitol Hill

The State Justice Institute‘s Executive Director, Jonathan Mattiello, was honored to be on this recent panel on May 22nd, 2024, during a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill, joined by U.S. Senator Chris Coons, judges, and other justice partners. This briefing was organized by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and co-hosted by U.S. Senator Chris Coons (DE), U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (TX), and U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (TX). Court leaders discussed the increasing threats and attacks on judges. Delaware Senator Christopher Coons, judges, and other justice partners emphasized the urgency in passing the Countering Threats and Attacks on Our Judges Act.

Maryland Judiciary Chief Justice Matthew Fader and Judge Julie Kocurek of the Travis County (TX) District Court shared accounts of how recent attacks have personally impacted them and their courts.