5th Circ. Judge Accused Of Misconduct Over Race Remarks

Law360, Dallas (June 5, 2013, 11:09 PM EDT) -- A group of black and Latino advocacy groups and legal ethics professors on Tuesday asked the Fifth Circuit to discipline Judge Edith Jones for allegedly disparaging minorities and people with mental disabilities in a talk on the death penalty earlier this year and for showing disrespect to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the judicial misconduct complaint, groups including the League of United Latin American Citizens and the Texas Civil Rights Project claim that, in a Feb. 20 talk to a student group at the University of...
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