Obama signs bill naming courthouse after slain Arizona judge
February 17th, 2011
03:45 PM ET
7 years ago

Obama signs bill naming courthouse after slain Arizona judge

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday naming a new federal courthouse in Yuma, Arizona, after slain federal Judge John M. Roll.

The 63-year old judge was gunned down in Tucson, Arizona, along with five others last month while he attended an event hosted by his friend U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded in the attack. She is undergoing rehabilitation in Houston, Texas.


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  1. Gov. Hosni Mubarak Walker from Wisconsin

    President Obama, please do not turn your back to Arizona republicans, they are not too stable. Especially, that one.

    February 17, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  2. ConservaFascists

    It looks like Sen. Kyl skipped out on the photo op. If he's that eager to retire, he should kick rocks now.

    February 17, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  3. peace

    that is so thoughtful of you mr. president may god keep blessing you as we fight against the evil spirt that trying to keep you from doing his will.

    February 17, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  4. Mark

    Yes, this is a nice thing to do ... but is this the most effective use of Pres Obama's time? Unemployment, 2 wars, bad economy, rising national debt ... and this is what he picks to focus on today? Wow.

    February 17, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  5. The Realist Thinker

    I can imagine wats going through john mccains head " damn i should been one sitting there signing that" lol.. this photot is too funny..lol

    February 17, 2011 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |