Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit: Confirm and condemn comments attributed to Judge Edith H. Jones
  • Petitioned The Honorable Carl E. Stewart

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Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
The Honorable Carl E. Stewart

Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit: Confirm and condemn comments attributed to Judge Edith H. Jones

    1. Petition by

      National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc.

It is important to confirm for the U.S. federal court system that comments such as those attributed to Fifth Circuit Appellate Judge Edith Jones have a substantial, widespread, and negative impact on public confidence in all U.S. courts (state and federal) among reasonable people.

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      Rare formal review ordered for federal judge

      The pending misconduct complaint filed last week alleges that Judge Jones, a former chief judge who is based in Houston, improperly discussed pending cases, and allegedly made derogatory remarks about African-Americans, Mexican nationals and the mentally retarded in a public speech at the Federalist Society chapter at the University of Pennsylvania in February.

    3. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Patrick King EXETER, NH
      • 9 months ago

      Edith Jones needs psychiatric help.

    • Ethel Lopez COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • about 1 year ago

      Because Colorado has one federal judge just like her. Wrongful convictions are her number one priority, especially for Blacks. I am currently working to help exonerate 6 IT Execs who have been wrongly convicted by judge Christine Arguello, 10th Circuit Court. I wish someone in the US COURT OF APPEALS will be honest when the look at these men's case, even though the court clerk has admitted to destroying a portion of the criminal transcript that could help to exonerate them.

    • Joe Dyson FARMERSVILLE, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      The Judicial Branch is a fundamental part of the U. S. Government. Every citizen deserves to be treated innocent until proven guilty. A fair and impartial system must be maintained at all times. It is imperative that our Judges strictly adhere to the law. Her statement is a clear violation of judicial ethics.

    • Michael St. Jacques NAPERVILLE, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      We depend on the different branches of goBernment to maintain a system of checks and balances. In the U.S. someone is presumed innocent until proven guilty. A prejudiced judge is an oxymoron. We need mature, responsible and non prejudiced judges, otherwise the system fails and we all suffer as a consequence.

    • Rodney Logal CROWN POINT, IN
      • about 1 year ago

      Judge Jones' alleged comments are disgusting and ridiculous. Neither African Americans nor Hispanics are responsible for mass killings and maiming like the Sandy Hook shooting, the Arizona shooting of Senator Gabriel, the Boston Marathon bombing, etc.


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