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

, Texas Lawyer


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.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Continue to Lexis Advance®

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at

Originally appeared in print as Complaint: Judge Edith Jones'

What's being said

  • 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.

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202603268667

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.