5th Circ. Rips Texas Judge For Hostility Toward DOJ Attys

By J. Edward Moreno (May 7, 2021, 2:49 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit issued yet another scathing opinion rebuking U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes, saying a sentencing decision he made against an ISIS supporter was "biased" and "packed with hostile remarks against the government and its attorneys."

In a Thursday opinion, the panel decided that Asher Abid Khan would be resentenced by another judge because Judge Hughes had a "fixed and inflexible view of the case" that resulted in a below-guidelines sentence for Khan. This is the second time in this case that Judge Hughes' sentencing was rejected on appeal by the government.

"He repeatedly indicated that government attorneys, especially those...

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