Texas Federal Judge Defends Nazi Commentary In Bias Case

Law360, Houston (September 19, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge said Monday that commentary about Nazis and racial classifications he offered during a hearing in an employment discrimination suit pending in his court were meant to provide a historical backdrop and did not justify his removal from the case.

U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes declined to recuse himself from hearing Jitendra Shah’s complaint that he was underpaid and eventually terminated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice because he is from India and practices Hinduism, saying Shah’s attorney was taking statements...
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Case Information

Case Title

Shah v. Texas Department Of Criminal Justice

Case Number



Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

442(Civil Rights: Jobs)


Judge Lynn N. Hughes

Date Filed

July 13, 2012

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