On July 19, 2020, a man dressed in a Federal Express delivery uniform knocked on the door of federal court judge
Judge Esther Salas' home in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
After Judge Salas' 20 year old son, Daniel Anderl answered, he was shot and killed. Judge Salas' husband, Mark Anderl, a criminal defense attorney, was seriously wounded and remains in critical but stable condition at a hospital.
The judge was at home but physically unharmed in the horrific home invasion attack.
Danial Anderl's St. Joseph High School 2018 graduation photograph. Photo courtesy of Facebook.
The body of Roy Den Hollander, 72, a self-described antifeminist and Manhattan-based lawyer was later found in a car in the town of Rockland, in the New York Catskills.
Hollander, described as a "men's rights" attorney, had a case before Judge Salas in 2015 which involved a class action lawsuit challenging the male-only military draft.
The case accused the Selective Service System, the independent government agency that maintains a database of Americans eligible for a potential draft, of violating women’s equal protection rights by requiring only men to register with the service.
Judge Salas ruled that the lawsuit could proceed, and the case is ongoing.
Daniel, who just turned 20 last week, was described as "a rising junior" who had enrolled for classes beginning in the next few weeks at Catholic University.