Some state lawmakers are calling for new laws to punish people who attack lawyers, judges, and other court personnel during judicial proceedings.
There was an attack recently in a Lansing courtroom on a prosecutor.
A felon about to be sentenced lunged at the prosecutor wielding a shiv smuggled inside his sleeve. The attack was thwarted by police officers in the courtroom.
State Senator Curtis Hertel says attacking a court officer should be its own crime.