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Earl Hamblin Carroll (b. March 26, 1925) is a senior judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.



Early life and education

Earl Hamblin Carroll was born on March 26, 1925, in Tucson, Arizona.[1]

Carroll served in the U.S. Navy as an ensign from 1943 to 1946. From 1943-1944, Carroll attended the Navy V-12 Program at Arizona State Teachers College. Judge Carroll later attended the University of California, Los Angeles from 1944-1945 and Harvard University from 1945-1946. In 1948, Carroll graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. He received his LL.B. from the University of Arizona in 1951. [2].



After law school, Carroll served as a clerk in the Arizona Supreme Court for one year from 1951-1952. He then went to work for the Phoenix law firm of Evans, Hull, Kitchel and Jenckes, where he worked from 1952 until 1980 as an associate, and later, as a partner.

On June 2, 1980, Carroll was nominated to the District Court by President Jimmy Carter to fill a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 26, 1980 and took his seat on June 30, 1980. On October 4, 1994, Carroll assumed senior status, opening up a judgeship position for Roslyn Silver, the first woman judge appointed in the District of Arizona.[3] From 1994 to 2008, although on senior status, Carroll maintained a full draw of cases, and one of the heaviest caseloads in the district.

Notable Decisions

On May 7, 1988, the New York Times reported a notable case involving the dismissal of an employee from a small mining company in Eloy, Arizona, following the employee's refusal to attend mandatory religious services. Carroll permanently enjoined the mining company from holding mandatory services at the Eloy plant as an unlawful employment practice in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars discrimination in employment based on religion.[4]

Starting in July 2000, the Maricopa County Sheriff's website hosted images broadcast from cameras installed in the Madison Street Jail, which housed only pretrial detainees. A group of pretrial detainees sued Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Sheriff's office arguing that the internet broadcasts violated their rights under the Fourteenth Amendment. Carroll agreed and imposed an injunction. By a vote of 2 to 1, a 3-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Carroll's injunction, with the majority opinion stating: "We fail to see how turning pretrial detainees into the unwilling objects of the latest reality show serves any... legitimate goals... Inmates are not like animals in a zoo to be filmed and photographed at will..."[1][2]

Marriage and children

Carroll has been married to Louise Rowlands since November 1, 1952. The couple has two daughters, Katherine[3] and Margaret.



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