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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Daniel Anderl, the 20-year old son of a federal judge was shot to death in his parents' New Jersey home by a gunman posing as a FedEx driver. U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas' husband was also shot. Mark Anderl, 63, is in critical condition.

The New Jersey Globe also reports Judge Salas was not physically harmed.

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Attorney General William Barr

This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute.

No attorney general since John Mitchell has gotten away with assaulting the rule of law more than Bill Barr. But unlike Mitchell, who served 19 months in prison for his role in the Watergate scandal, Barr has yet to be held accountable for his ever-expanding laundry list of outrageous misdeeds and derelictions.

To be sure, there have been several efforts to bring Barr to heel. Last July, for example, the House voted to hold both Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for refusing to turn over documents related to the Trump administration's attempt to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census. But in an act of defiance that surprised absolutely no one, the DOJ, which Barr heads, refused to pursue charges against either cabinet member, leaving the House with no means of enforcement.

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