"Environmental Lawyers Praise Slain Ariz. Judge"

"In 2009, a federal judge ruled that a vague potential threat of violence against ranchers was not sufficient cause to withhold GPS data about the killing and capture of wolves in Arizona.

The judge in question was John M. Roll of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, one of six killed during Saturday's attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). A suspect, Jared Lee Loughner, is in custody.

Roll's ruling in the wolf case is just one reason he was held in relatively high esteem by environmental lawyers even though, they readily admit, they lost plenty of cases before him too."

Lawrence Hurley reports for Greenwire January 13, 2011.

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