U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton has received death threats

Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Howard Fischer reports Judge in immigration case receiving threats:

The federal judge who halted parts of Arizona's immigration law is getting "thousands" of e-mails and phone calls, many in opposition to her ruling – and a few threatening her life.

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David Gonzales, the U.S. Marshal for Arizona… said most of those were in opposition to her decision to grant the injunction against SB 1070 sought by the U.S. Justice Department. A smaller number were in favor.

"We understand that some people are just expressing their First Amendment rights, even as perverted and strange as some of these were," Gonzales said. What concerns him and his officers, whose duties include protecting judges, are those that "cross the line."

Gonzales didn't spell out the content of any of the messages. But he said the line is crossed "when there's some kind of threats to the judge, in this case, or to a family member." He said only that "several" of the thousands of messages are being investigated.

0 responses to “U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton has received death threats

  1. As David Safier pointed out in another post: “On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, Bolton was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona by President Bill Clinton on July 21, 2000 to a seat vacated by Robert Broomfield. Bolton was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 3, 2000 on the unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on October 13, 2000.” Sounds like your beef is with 100 senators and a president who agreed with them. That makes you the odd man out here.

    I have read Judge Bolton’s 36 page opinion and it is constitutionally sound and follows long-standing judicial precedents. SB 1070 is severely flawed and will be gutted by the court.

    One does not get to impeach a judge because you disagree with the opinion of the court, however unimformed your own opinion.

  2. Robert Howarth

    judge susan bolton appointed by a illegal allen proponent president Bill Clinton, unconstitutionally ruled against SB 1070.The people of Arizona should figure out a way to remove her from office.