Congress passes protection law named for son of federal judge from NJ who was killed in attack

The personal information of federal judges across the nation will now be protected from public disclosure. This is thanks to a new law that was sparked by the murder of the son of a judge from New Jersey.

News 12 Staff

Dec 20, 2022, 1:32 AM

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The personal information of federal judges across the nation will now be protected from public disclosure. This is thanks to a new law that was sparked by the murder of the son of a judge from New Jersey.
U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas and her husband Mark Anderl were at the Newark Federal Courthouse on Monday to make the passage of the Daniel Anderl Judicial Privacy and Security Act. The law protects judges and their families.
Daniel Anderl was shot and killed by a gunman who was targeting Salas at her home in North Brunswick in 2020. Mark Anderl was also injured in the shooting.
“It's about making sure that public servants can do their jobs safely and securely on behalf of the communities they serve. But at its heart, this bill is a tribute to Daniel Anderl, to his parents who have done the greatest service for their country out of a love for their son,” says Sen. Bob Menendez.
The law will make it illegal to sell or trade judges' personal information and allows judges to request their personal information be taken down off the internet.
President Joe Biden is expected to sign the act into law soon.


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