Judge Roll Called 'Hero' for Actions

The federal judge who was slain in Arizona appears to have tried to save the life of another man at the Tucson shooting scene, according to an investigator who watched surveillance video. Chris Nanos, a captain with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, told the Wall Street Journal that Judge John M. Roll (photo at left) […]

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Judge Roll is Mourned in Tucson

Federal Judge John M. Roll of Arizona, remembered by lawyers as a model of fairness, was mourned by nearly two thousand people —  including fellow judges and dignitaries — at a funeral service in Tucson Friday. Chief District Judge Roll had received numerous threats over his handling of a controversial case involving illegal immigrants two […]

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Action Urged to Honor Judge Roll

President Obama will attend a memorial service in Tucson Wednesday to honor victims of the shooting rampage. While Obama is likely to touch on the killing of Chief District Judge John M. Roll, one of 20 people shot in the attack that apparently targeted Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, other personal tributes have begun flowing. Chief Judge […]

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Judges Shaken by Colleague's Killing

Judge John M. Roll wasn’t the target of a gunman outside a Tucson supermarket. Even so, the 63-year-old federal judge’s slaying was hugely unsettling to other federal judges, even beyond the loss of one of their colleagues. In an era of rising threats against judges, Judge Roll’s fatal shooting raised troubling questions, TIME reported in […]

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