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John M. Roll

John M. RollAKA John McCarthy Roll

Born: 8-Feb-1947
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 8-Jan-2011
Location of death: Tucson, AZ
Cause of death: Murder

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US District Court Judge, murdered

In June 1994, Judge Roll ruled one aspect of the Brady Act to be unconstitutional. The ruling struck down the provision that would require police departments to perform a "reasonable background search" for all would-be gun buyers. He was shot and killed at a public event during the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords by a crazed gunman.

Wife: Maureen (three sons)
Son: Christopher

    High School: Salpointe Catholic High School, Tucson, AZ
    University: BA, University of Arizona (1969)
    Law School: JD, University of Arizona College of Law (1972)
    Law School: LLM, University of Virginia (1990)
    Teacher: Clinical Instructor, University of Arizona College of Law (1978-79)

    US District Judge Chief Judge, District of Arizona (2006-11)
    US District Judge District of Arizona (1991-2006)
    Arizona State Official Judge, Pima County Superior Court, Criminal Bench (1991)
    Arizona State Official Judge, 2nd Court of Appeals (1987-91)
    Assistant US Attorney District of Arizona (1980-87)
    Arizona State Official Deputy County Atty., Criminal Div., Pima County, AZ (1973-80)
    Arizona State Official Asst. City Attorney, Tucson, AZ (1973)
    Arizona State Official Bailiff, Pima County Superior Court (1972-73)
    Shot Tucson, AZ (8-Jan-2011)

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