The lawyer who is suspected of murdering the 20-year-old son of a federal judge has a practice specializing in anti-feminist litigation.
Roy Den Hollander represented a New Jersey woman suing the U.S. Selective Service System for the ability to register for the draft.
U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas had agreed to hear the case, originally filed in 2015,
Sources have identified Hollander, a New York attorney and former WABC-TV News political producer and writer, as the man who killed Daniel Anderl and shot the judge’s husband, Mark Anderl, at the family’s North Brunswick home on Sunday evening.
Sources have said that Hollander was found dead in New York of self-inflicted wounds.
Hollander signed on to represent the plaintiff in the draft registration case in 2015.
Salas had dismissed part of the lawsuit in 2019. Another part was still pending.
In the past, Hollander had unsuccessfully argued in New York that Ladies Nights offering free drinks to women violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Update with statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: “The FBI has identified Roy Den Hollander as the primary subject in the attack that occurred at the home of the Honorable Esther Salas on July 19, 2020. Den Hollander is now deceased. The investigation remains ongoing. Individuals who believe they have information relevant to the investigation should contact FBI-Newark at 973-792-3000, press option 2.”