Complaint: Judge Edith Jones's Speech Showed "Racial Bias"

, Texas Lawyer

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The complaint cites affidavits filed by several people who attended the lecture and were offended by Jones' comments. But the complainants have been unable to locate a video or audio recording of Jones' lecture, says Chuck Herring. Herring says he advised the Texas Civil Rights Project in drafting the complaint, in cooperation with other lawyers.

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  • showmethefacts

    You've got to be kidding.

    If a Fifth Circuit judge really said those things -- such as giving a death sentence to these minorities (who are "predisposed" to crime) does them a favor by giving them a reason to get right with God -- then why is she still in a position of authority?

    This is far worse for the integrity of the judicial system than the things that have gotten federal judges impeached. How can an African American or Hispanic citizen have faith in judicial impartiality when lunatic fringe comments like these are uttered in public by a former chief justice who still makes life and death decisions as a sitting judge? I guess to the people who think like the judge is alleged to think, it doesn't matter since an African American of Hispanic defendant is probably guilty anyway, given his predisposition...

    Republican readers, ask yourself: what if the judge said white Republicans were predispose to tax avoidance and financial fraud, and that by giving them long prison sentenes, we did them a favor by helping them develop some sprituality to get them through their long days at Club Fed?

  • showmethefacts

    You've got to be kidding.

    If a Fifth Circuit judge really said those things -- such as giving a death sentence to these minorities (who are "predisposed" to crime) does them a favor by giving them a reason to get right with God -- then why is she still in a position of authority?

    This is far worse for the integrity of the judicial system than the things that have gotten federal judges impeached. How can an African American or Hispanic citizen have faith in judicial impartiality when lunatic fringe comments like these are uttered in public by a former chief justice who still makes life and death decisions as a sitting judge? I guess to the people who think like the judge is alleged to think, it doesn't matter since an African American of Hispanic defendant is probably guilty anyway, given his predisposition...

    Republican readers, ask yourself: what if the judge said white Republicans were predispose to tax avoidance and financial fraud, and that by giving them long prison sentenes, we did them a favor by helping them develop some sprituality to get them through their long days at Club Fed?

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