NJ Senators Advance Judge Protections After Salas Shooting

Law360 (October 22, 2020, 9:44 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Senate committee on Thursday advanced legislation that would forbid the online posting of judges' and prosecutors' home addresses or phone numbers after a shooting at the Garden State residence of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas left her son dead and husband wounded in July.

Nearly a month after the state Assembly passed its version of the legislation, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the measure, which would authorize criminal and civil charges for disclosing such personal information about judges and prosecutors on the internet.

"Judges and other court officers who serve our legal system deserve to be protected...

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