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JUDICIAL PROTECTION – Last month, the 20-year-old son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas was shot and killed by a disgruntled attorney who had once appeared before her. In a nine-minute video on Monday, in which she shared memories of her final moments with her son Daniel, the judge called for a national dialogue on how to better safeguard federal judges, Charles Toutant reports. “My family has experienced a pain no one should ever have to endure,” said Salas, whose husband remains in the hospital after being shot three times by Roy Den Hollander at the family’s New Jersey home on July 19. In her remarks, Salas lamented the fact that information about where judges live is readily available on the internet. But data privacy experts say that while making it harder to locate judges’ addresses and personal information could help make them safer, enforcing such laws would be difficult.
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