A proposal before the state Supreme Court would have the presiding judge for each county appoint a security and facilities committee. These panels would be designed to address security concerns in each for each courthouse.
During conference, Justice David Prosser expressed concerns about a proposal’s affect on rural counties. With the committee requiring roughly a dozen members, Prosser is concerned smaller communities lack the manpower to staff the panels.
The high court also recognized there are at six judges who serve as the only judge for two counties. Prosser noted under the quarterly meeting requirement, these judges would be very busy in having to chair eight safety meetings a year.
The proposal was taken up Monday as part of the high court’s open administrative conference.