Daniel’s Law: How New Jersey Protects Its Judicial System - And Why Those Who Are Covered Should Embrace It


New Jersey’s implementation of Daniel’s Law, which attempts to shield judges, court personnel and law enforcement from threats and violence, was the subject of a panel discussion at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Stockton University.

In July 2020, an assailant armed with a gun went to the New Jersey home of U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas. The gunman opened fire when the door was answered, seriously injuring Salas’ husband, Mark Anderl, and killing their son, Daniel, 20. State and federal laws named after Daniel have since been passed prohibiting the publication of addresses and personal information of judges and other court personnel to thwart would-be attackers. Learn more.


  • Esther Salas, U.S. District Court judge, New Jersey
  • Timothy McGoughran, president of the N.J. State Bar Association
  • Christine Campbell, director of the Office of Information Privacy, N.J. Department
    of Community Affairs


  • Judge Julio Mendez, retired, senior contributing analyst for the Hughes Center


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