US judiciary seeks to boost judges' security at home, work
A drive-by shooting wounded a federal court security officer outside the courthouse authorities said. The federal judiciary says it needs to boost security for judges at home and work following a deadly shooting at a judges home last summer, protests that damaged more than 50 courthouses around the country last year and the Jan 6. assault on the U.S. Capitol. “This matter became very real for judges last summer,” said Eagan, who heads the judiciary's executive committee. AdThe judiciary also is backing legislation named for Salas’ son that would make it easier to shield judges’ personal information from the public. Federal judges also are asking Congress for an extra $390 million for courthouse security enhancements.
Judge says lawyer who killed her son also tracked Sotomayor
FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2019 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, speaks at the Mississippi Book Festival in Jackson, Miss. U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in New Jersey says the lawyer who killed her son and seriously wounded her husband also had been tracking Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Salas told CBS News' 60 Minutes FBI agents discovered the information in a locker belonging to the lawyer, Roy Den Hollander. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)WASHINGTON – The lawyer who killed a federal judge's son and seriously wounded her husband at their New Jersey home last summer also had been tracking Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the judge said in a television interview. U.S. District Judge Esther Salas said FBI agents discovered the information in a locker belonging to the lawyer, Roy Den Hollander.
Slaying at US judge's home raises concern about cyberthreats
He killed himself when police pulled him over a week later and found a list of enemy judges, including Lefkow, in his van. Marshals Service, which protects the nation's approximately 2,700 federal judges, said they were not tracking Den Hollander. Marshals Service to spend more time monitoring such online hate speech. The Marshals Service said it reviewed more than 1 million derogatory social media posts aimed at people it protects during the last fiscal year. Marshals Service.
Officials: Men's rights lawyer killed attorney in California
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)LOS ANGELES Authorities believe a men's rights lawyer shot and killed a fellow attorney in California in the days before he attacked a federal judges family in New Jersey and committed suicide, officials announced Friday. Authorities released a photo of a man, who is wearing a mask, at the train station carrying items away from a food stand. Officials said Den Hollander drove the rental car to Angelucci's home, where he shot and killed him. Den Hollander drove away and boarded a train out of California from Union Station in Los Angeles. In more than 2,000 pages of often misogynistic, racist writings posted online, Den Hollander had sharply criticized Salas and other female judges.
FBI links men's rights lawyer to N.Y., California killings
LOS ANGELES Federal investigators have evidence linking the killing of a men's rights lawyer in California to the suspect in the ambush shooting of a federal judges family in New Jersey, authorities said Wednesday. The evidence allegedly connects Roy Den Hollander, another men's rights attorney who was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound the day after an attack that killed the judges son and wounded her husband, to the death of Marc Angelucci in San Bernardino County, California. FBI officials in Newark, New Jersey, on Wednesday would not describe the evidence or explain how it ties into the two cases. Den Hollander was found dead Monday in Sullivan County, New York. Angelucci, like Den Hollander, was involved in lawsuits alleging gender discrimination against men.
Son of US District Judge Esther Salas killed, husband shot
NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. A gunman shot and killed the 20-year-old son of a federal judge in New Jersey and shot and injured her husband Sunday at the family home, the states chief district judge said. The shootings occurred at the North Brunswick home of Judge Esther Salas, and killed her son, Daniel, Chief District Judge Freda Wolfson told The Associated Press. Her husband, defense lawyer Mark Anderl, was injured, Wolfson said. The gunman posed as a delivery driver, according to a law enforcement source who wasnt authorized to comment and spoke anonymously to the AP. They said Salas was in the basement at the time and wasnt injured.