The New Jersey national judge whose son had been murdered by a deranged attorney last year disclosed that the assailant was keeping tabs on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
FBI agents discovered a dossier on Sotomayor at a locker belonging to this attorney, Roy Den Hollander,'' US District Judge Esther Salas told"60 Minutes," in an interview that aired Sunday.
"They discovered a different weapon, a Glock, and much more ammunition. However, the most upsetting thing they discovered was a manila folder using a workup on Justice Sonia Sotomayor," Salas said on the CBS News program.
Police have stated that Den Hollander, an anti-feminist, race-hate-spouting Manhattan attorney, introduced as a FedEx delivery man at the July 19 ambush on Salas' New Brunswick house.
In the time of this shooting, the judge had been overseeing a situation Den Hollander had attracted arguing the men-only army draft was discriminatory. Researchers stated he ranted against Salas in writings and employed sexist and racist conditions in disparaging her.
Authorities also found a record with Den Hollander that included information about a dozen female candidates from throughout the nation, half of whom are Latina, such as Salas, the Associated Press formerly reported.
The info on Sotomayor contained her"favourite restaurants, where she exercised, her friends," Salas told"60 Minutes."
"Who knows what might have happened?" Salas said.
Because her son's murder, Salas was pushing for more privacy protections for judges, such as scrubbing private information on the world wide web, to cope with mounting cyberthreats.
"We will need to realize that judges are in danger," she explained. "We place ourselves in excellent danger daily to do our jobs."
"we don't discuss safety for a thing of Court policy," said court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg.