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Legal News
16 Jan 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] Michigan Governor Rick Snyder [official website] on Thursday vetoed [text, pdf] gun legislation supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA) [advocacy website] and approved by both chambers of the Republican-controlled state legislation. Governor Snyder, a Republican endorsed by the NRA in his bid for reelection last fall, felt pressure … [read more]

Legal News
9 Nov 2012
by Sarah Posner

[JURIST] A federal judge at the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website] sentenced Jared Lee Loughner to life in prison [judgment, PDF] on Thursday for killing six people in the January 2011 Tucson shooting. The shooting also injured thirteen people, including former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) … [read more]

Legal News
8 Aug 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] The man charged with killing six people and wounding 13 others in the January 2011 Tucson shooting [USA Today backgrounder] pleaded guilty [DOJ press release] on Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of California [official website] shortly after Judge Larry Alan Burns declared him mentally … [read more]

Legal News
26 May 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] A federal judge ruled Wednesday that accused Arizona shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, is not competent to stand trial due to mental illness. Judge Larry Burns for the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website] made the ruling based on separate reports [Arizona Daily Star report] by … [read more]

Legal News
8 Apr 2011
by LaToya Sawyer

[JURIST] The Arizona House of Representatives [official website] approved a bill [text] on Friday that would allow lawful possession of guns on the public-right-of ways of university campuses. The 33-24 House vote follows Senate approval of the bill after it was amended to prohibit allowing guns inside campus buildings. Supporters … [read more]

Legal News
14 Mar 2011
by Jennie Ryan

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] called Sunday for greater enforcement of gun laws [op-ed] in the wake of the January shootings in Arizona [JURIST report]. In an opinion piece published by the Arizona Daily Star, Obama called for the implementation of "sound and effective steps" aimed at minimizing … [read more]

Legal News
5 Mar 2011
by Drew Singer

[JURIST] Federal prosecutors on Friday filed a 49-count indictment [text, PDF] against Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in the recent Tucson, Arizona shooting. The new indictment carries more severe charges than the original indictment [text, PDF; JURIST report] filed in January, accounting for all victims of the attack and carrying … [read more]

Legal News
24 Feb 2011
by Sarah Paulsworth

[JURIST] The number of hate groups in the US rose to more than 1,000 [press release] during 2010, according to a report [text] released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) [advocacy website]. The SPLC reports this is the first time that these types of groups have exceeded 1,000 … [read more]

Professional Commentary
27 Jan 2011

Kyrsten Sinema [Senator, Arizona State Legislature]: "As an Arizonan, I was outraged when I learned of planned protests at the funerals of the victims of the January 8 shooting that killed six and wounded 17. The families of nine-year old Christina Taylor Green and Judge John Roll deserve to grieve … [read more]

Legal News
25 Jan 2011
by Aman Kakar

[JURIST] Accused Arizona gunman Jared Lee Loughner [JURIST news archive] pleaded not guilty on Monday to three federal charges in the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website]. Loughner is charged with attempting to assassinate a member of Congress [18 USC § 351(c)] and two counts of … [read more]

Legal News
20 Jan 2011
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] Accused Arizona gunman Jared Lee Loughner [JURIST news archive; case materials] was indicted [text, PDF; press release] Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Tuscon, Arizona. He is charged with attempting to assassinate a member of Congress [18 USC § 351(c)] and two counts of attempting to murder a … [read more]

Legal News
13 Jan 2011
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] A California federal judge was appointed Thursday to hear the trial of Arizona shooting [NYT backgrounder] suspect Jared Loughner. Judge Alex Kozinski [official biography] of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] appointed Judge Larry Burns [Judgepedia profile] of the US District Court for … [read more]

Legal News
12 Jan 2011
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed [press release, PDF] emergency legislation [SB1101 materials; text] Tuesday making it a crime to picket or protest a funeral. The move comes after Reverend Fred Phelps's Westboro Baptist Church [WARNING: readers may find material at this church website offensive; JURIST news archive] announced plans … [read more]

Legal News
10 Jan 2011
by Sarah Paulsworth

[JURIST] Federal charges [criminal complaint, PDF] were formally filed on Sunday against Jared Loughner, the man is accused of shooting to death [JURIST report] Chief Judge John Roll of the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website] and five other people Saturday. Fourteen other people were wounded … [read more]

Legal News
9 Jan 2011
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] Chief Judge John M. Roll of the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website] was shot and killed when a gunman opened fire [press release] at a public constituent event held outside of a shopping center in Tucson on Saturday. The gunman additionally killed 5 others, … [read more]

Legal News
30 May 2010
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] Arizona Governor Jan Brewer [official website] said Friday that she will not seek the assistance [statement, PDF] of state Attorney General Terry Goddard [official website] in defending against challenges to the new immigration law [SB 1070 materials; JURIST news archive]. The announcement came after Goddard met with officials from … [read more]

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