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Bender quoted in article regarding Giffords' shooting

March 14, 2011

Paul Bender, Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, was quoted in a March 5 Arizona Republic article entitled, “Loughner indicted on 49 counts,” by reporter Michael Kiefer.

The article discussed the recent federal indictment of Jared Loughner, who is accused of the Jan. 8 Tucson shooting that left six dead and 13 wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. In addition to a federal trial, Loughner could also face a state trial in Pima County.

After the federal trial is complete, Loughner can be retried on similar counts in a state court without invoking double jeopardy because the case will be retired in a different jurisdiction, Bender said.

To read the entire article, click here.

Bender teaches courses on U.S. and Arizona constitutional law. He has written extensively about constitutional law, intellectual property and Indian law, and is co-author of the two-volume casebook/treatise, Political and Civil Rights in the United States. Bender has argued more than 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and actively participates in constitutional litigation in federal and state courts.

Staci McCabe,
(480) 965-8702
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law