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Houston Judge Edith Jones Up For Review

June 14, 2013

Complaints against judges are often dismissed, however the controversy over inappropriate conduct by Judge Edith Jones has caused her to be called for review. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has formally ordered the review of complaints against Judge Edith Jones, who sits on the Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals. The complaint to be reviewed was filed by a group of civil rights organizations, legal ethics experts and law professors. It accuses Jones of making inappropriate statements against minorities and people with mental disabilities.

The complaint alleges that Jones made inappropriate remarks at a February 20th speech at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. According to the Texas Civil Rights Project:

* Certain “racial groups like African Americans and Hispanics are predisposed to crime,”

* Defendants’ claims of racism, innocence, arbitrariness, and violations of international law and treaties are really nothing more than “red herrings” used by opponents of capital punishment

* The imposition of a death sentence provides a positive service to capital-case defendants because defendants are likely to make peace with God only in the moment before their imminent execution.

The complaint also includes allegations of comments about defendants with mental disabilities and  inappropriately speaking about specific, pending cases.

If you have experience in front of Judge Edith Jones, visit her profile on Courtroom Insight and write a review!

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