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Federal appeals court to hear cases in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. — A U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel will hear
arguments in two Arizona cases on March 6 at the University of Arizona law

One of the cases is Robert K. Lemke’s appeal of his felony murder conviction in
the 2002 killing of auto-glass mogul Rick Chance in a Tempe hotel room.

The other case is an appeal of a lower court’s ruling that Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
couldn’t be sued because an employee reported to police that a family’s photos
include nude ones of children.

The three judges participating in the hearing include Judge Larry A. Burns of
San Diego.

Burns is a District Court judge who presided over the now-concluded criminal
case against Jared Loughner in the Tucson mass shooting. He’s temporarily
serving on the appeals court.


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