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Judge Esther Salas speaking at the signing of Daniel's Law by Governor Phil Murphy. The law protects the home addresses and telephone numbers of judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers from public disclosure in honor of Daniel Anderl, in Trenton on November 20, 2020. Courtesy Photo Judge Esther Salas. (Courtesy photo)

As a federal bill to protect judges and their families from having personal information published on the internet and to make brokers of such information accountable gains traction, the New Jersey judge, whose late son the legislation is named after, remains hopeful it will be taken up by Congress in the new year.

“I was elated to hear the news by the [New Jersey] Attorney General yesterday that this letter was coming out,” Judge Esther Salas of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey said in a phone interview with the Law Journal on Tuesday. “It was such a pleasant surprise to hear that the attorneys general were able to come together in a bipartisan way to make this pitch and plea to those in power to pass it expeditiously.

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Suzette Parmley

Trenton Correspondent who covers the N.J. Supreme Court, Governor, Legislature. She also contributes to The Legal Intelligencer and law.com. Suzette joined New Jersey Law Journal in Jan. 2019 from the Philadelphia Inquirer where she was a former Trenton Statehouse Correspondent and Business Reporter/Columnist. Awards: 1st Place for 2020 coverage of NJ Supreme Court; 2019 Specialized Writing Category, 5-time winner of the Business Financial Writing Portfolio Award from the New Jersey Press Association. Graduate of the Fels Center of Government/University of Pennsylvania. Email: [email protected] or follow on Twitter: @SuzParmley

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