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

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A collection of civil rights groups, legal ethics experts and law school professors have lodged a formal complaint against 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Edith Jones. They allege she made a series of statements during a speech that demonstrated "racial bias" and indicated a "lack of impartiality." Mandy Price (pictured) is president of the J.L. Turner Legal Association, which is among the complainants.

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Originally appeared in print as Complaint: Judge Edith Jones'

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  • Dudley Sharp

    Hellman‘s comments are spot on, with this exception:

    "I don‘t see how you can sit on a case when you‘ve articulated these views."

    He should have said:

    "I don‘t see how you can sit on a case IF you‘ve articulated that certain racial groups are predisposed to crime"




  • Holly Williamson

    I clerked for Judge Jones, and have had the privilege to call her a friend for more than 25 years. She is among the kindest and finest individuals I have known. I have never heard Judge Jones disparage anyone because of race, ethnicity, gender, age, or mental or physical impairments. Frankly, I have not known Judge Jones to belittle or disparage anyone. I find the complaint filed against her, as well as the claims questioning her fairness, to be utter nonsense.

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