Arizona federal court judges won't hear shooting case
January 11th, 2011
12:48 PM ET

Arizona federal court judges won't hear shooting case

A federal court in Arizona has issued an order recusing all district and magistrate judges from hearing Jared Lee Loughner's criminal case "to avoid the appearance of impropriety."

Loughner is accused of shooting 20 people Saturday outside a grocery store in Tucson. Among the six killed was federal District Judge John Roll. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was severely wounded.

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  1. carncyn

    This young man was inspired by many republicans to take his country back from from those who stole it. What they didn't say is we lost because we let America down when we were in charge. This is direct result of allowing 24/7 news coverage to peopl who only care about having power

    January 11, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Veritas

    Lets just say putting a crosshairs anywhere on a map of our country screams mental issues on the part of the maverick that put them there. Sarah palin is so full of herself since mccain chose her shes out of control as well as her mind. she is money driven and power mad imagine her in the oval office omg what a frightening thought. how would she feel if the crosshairs were on her state oh thats right she quit serving the public to become a selfserving dramaqueen of the teabaggers. she needs to acknowlege her blunders, apologize and crawl in a hole for the rest of her worthless life. a true leader doesnt need to spout militaristic threatening rhetoric against thier own country. this isnt the old west we have come past the era where guns were the answer to all our problems.

    January 11, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. steven

    Jim, are you are an idiot? Loughner was a registered Democrat. A socialist radical. His heros include Hugo Chavez, Saul Alinsky, and your messiah Obama. He held a grudge against Giffords since before Palin came into the spotlight. So, try to find something else to blame on the Republicans, because just as the last few shootings in America, the trigger man is a left winger. Oh and check Obamas political map from 2008. It too used bulls-eyes for states they "targeted"

    January 11, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Wow. Can I have a little bit of that cool-aid you got there, Steve?

      January 12, 2011 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. DAWN

    TEA PARTY??? WHAT ARE WE BRITISH?!?!?! SARAH PALIN IS A JOKE, OBAMA ADMIN. HAS SERIOS WORK TO DO BEFORE 2013, AND LOUGHNER DID THE CRIME SO HE NEEDS TO PAY FOR IT!!!!!

    January 11, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. AMERICA 1st

    All of yalls political ramblings is quite entertaining. better than watching the wrestling matches on tv

    January 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    Enough already. JFK didn' get this much response. You are being distracted from the worst environmental disaster in history! There is one little story about this in today's stories "Halliburton has been indemnified even though it was their fault"...you can read post's 14-16 at the Deepwater board for more. I am Philip and I approve this message! (grin)

    January 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
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