Federal Judge's Home Attacked By Gunman, Son Of Judge Killed In Shooting
Jul 22 2020
Investigators said Hollander was also dressed as a Federal Express delivery man when he rang the doorbell at Salas' home around 5 p.m. Sunday and opened fire, killing 20-year-old Daniel Anderi and wounding his father, Mark Anderi, 63.
Den Hollander, 72, described himself as an "anti-feminist" attorney who filed lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of "ladies night" promotions at bars and nightclubs, sued Columbia University for providing women's studies classes, and sued news organizations over what he said was biased coverage.
Five law enforcement officials identified him as Roy Den Hollander, a well-known NY lawyer who has a long history of anti-feminist work.
In 2018, Den Hollander argued a case before Salas, representing a mother and daughter who claimed the draft is unconstitutional because women are not allowed to register for it. Salas let the case proceed, but previous year, Den Hollander asked another lawyer to take over for him because he had terminal cancer.
It was not immediately clear if the shooting was connected with Salas' judicial career or with the work of her husband, who is a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor.
Friends say Salas frequently made remarks about being a target because of her job and receiving threats. He also mentioned the judge in writings posted online, deriding her as a ladder climber who traded on her Hispanic heritage to get ahead. Bob Menendez said in a statement.
North Brunswick Mayor Francis "Mac" Womacktold CNN over the phone Sunday night that Mark Anderl is "one of the most straight-up honest attorneys" he has dealt with. "He turned 20 last week", a statement from the university read. She was very emotional when she heard that. Before that, she served as a magistrate in New Jersey after working as an assistant public defender for several years.
"I know Judge Salas and her husband well, and was proud to recommend her to President Obama for nomination to New Jersey's federal bench".
"I don't want to dissuade him, but I was pulling for a doctor", she said in the 2018 story.
"He's been arguing with us since he could talk - practicing his advocacy skills", Salas told New Jersey Monthly.