He is not required to show ID at all...he could have gone through the security screening process if he did not want to show ID.
Yet the gov't workers as special..many places, this courthouse too, allows people with a work ID to show it and get into the bldg w/o going through any security beyond that.
It annoys me to no end...why am I being searched (and a metal detector is a search under the 4th) when idiots get to go right through unharassed?
If a security man sees a judge that he knows is a judge...they just let them in w/o the need to show ID - or that was how it was previously done before the new guy did not know he was a judge.
Now, when I did guard duty in the military ... I was instructed to insure to see everyone's ID at a checkpoint. The base commander refused to show me ID .. I refused him entry. Of course, crap hit the fan. My defense? How did I know that he was not discharged 5 minutes before he came to my checkpoint. The base commander thought that over for a while. No reprimand was issued against me (no medal issued either though).
Now the judge will have to show ID ... and all the other judges will love him for it -- screw these judges. Go through the same screening as you and me....you could have been fired 5 minutes ago.