A New Jersey federal judge, whose son was killed last year by a deranged lawyer, revealed that the attackers were also keeping a watch on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
FBI agents found the lawyer a dossier on Sotomayor in the locker of Roy Dane Hollander, US District Judge Esther Salas. “60 minutes,” told In an interview aired on Sunday.
“He got another gun, a Glock and more ammunition. But the most disturbing thing he found was the Manila folder with Justice Sonia Sotomayor working on it. ‘
Authorities have said Dan Hollander, an anti-feminist, racist-hating Manhattan lawyer, was introduced as a FedEx delivery man in an ambush at Salas’ New Brunswick home on July 19.
The insane lawyer killed Salas’s 20-year-old son, Daniel Anderle, and badly injured her husband, Mark Anderle.
At the time of the shooting, the judge was overseeing a case, with Dan Hollander arguing that the all-male military draft was discriminatory. Investigators said they argued against Sala in writing and used racist and sexist words to humiliate him.
72-year-old Dan Hollander was found dead from a self-immolating gunshot the day after the attack.
Authorities also discovered a document with Dan Hollander, containing information on a dozen female judges from across the country, half of whom are Latina, including Salas, the Associated Press previously reported.
Sotomayor’s information included his “favorite restaurant where he worked, his friends,” Salas described as “60 Minutes”.
Learning that Dan Hollander judged that his sights were “chilling”.
“Who knows what could have happened ?,” Sala said.
Since the murder of her son, Sala has been emphasizing greater privacy protection for judges, including checking personal information from the Internet, to deal with the escalating cyber attack.
“We need to understand that judges are at risk,” she said. “We put ourselves in great danger every day to do our work.”
Both the Supreme Court and FBI declined to comment on his statements.
“We do not discuss security as per court policy,” court spokesman Kathy Arberg said.
With post wires