“It was unnerving and invasive … by its nature it has to be,” Judge Roll told the Phoenix newspaper in a mid-2009 interview.
He said he followed the advice of the U.S. Marshals Service not to press charges against four men identified as threatening him.
As a federal judge, Judge Roll handled a wide variety of cases.
He ruled in 2009 that federal wildlife officials used incorrect criteria when deciding against designating critical habitat and develop endangered jaguars.
In the 1990s, he was among several federal judges who ruled that the Brady gun law’s requirement for a records check by local authorities violates the Constitution’s 10th Amendment.
Judge Roll was a Pennsylvania native who got his law degree from the University of Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Maureen; three sons; and five grandchildren.
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