H.R. 1751, The Secure Access to Justice and Court Protection Act of 2005
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H.R. 1751 would authorize the appropriation of funds over the 2006-2010 period to provide increased court security through the U.S. Marshals Service and to provide grants to states to increase the security of courts and protect witnesses. The bill also would establish mandatory minimum-prison sentences for certain crimes committed against judges and certain public safety officers and their families. Moreover, H.R. 1751 would increase the mandatory minimum-federal sentences for the crimes of murder in the second degree and manslaughter.