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    Edith Jones, Federal Judge, Faces Rare Supreme Court-Ordered Review Over Racist Remar

    Judge Edith Jones of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be subjected to a rarely used disciplinary review process to address alleged racist and discriminatory comments made earlier this year. In a letter released Thursday, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts determined that the accusations against Jones, a conservative judge based in New Orleans, should be heard in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. "I have selected the Judicial Council of the District of Columbia Circuit to accept the transfer and to exercise the powers of a judicial council with respect to the identified complaint and any pending or new complaints relating to the same subject matter," Roberts wrote.

    The complaint alleges that Jones said certain "racial groups like African-Americans and Hispanics are predisposed to crime," and that they are "prone to commit acts of violence" and be involved in more violent and "heinous" crimes than people of other ethnicities. The judge also allegedly said Mexicans would prefer to be on death row in the U.S. than serve prison terms in their native country, and that it's an insult for the U.S. to look to the laws of other countries such as Mexico.

    Edith Jones, Federal Judge, Faces Rare Supreme Court-Ordered Review Over Alleged Racist Remarks

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    Re: Edith Jones, Federal Judge, Faces Rare Supreme Court-Ordered Review Over Racist R

    Where are all the black conservatives posters defending this woman's freedon of speech?

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    Re: Edith Jones, Federal Judge, Faces Rare Supreme Court-Ordered Review Over Racist R

    An interesting turn of events for Edith Jones.

    I think this is the same Judge who told the Federalist Society at an address at Harvard Law School back in 2003 that "the american legal system is corrupted beyond recognition." How right she was, just 18 months after the so-called Patriot Act was passed.

    She has a sharp tongue, it appears, and a perceptive mind.

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    Re: Edith Jones, Federal Judge, Faces Rare Supreme Court-Ordered Review Over Racist R

    I hadn't heard about this, so I Googled. Here is National Review's take: In Defense of Judge Edith Jones | National Review Online

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    Re: Edith Jones, Federal Judge, Faces Rare Supreme Court-Ordered Review Over Racist R

    Thanks for that NB! Kloster did a good job in his article. She sounds like a straight shooter to me.

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    Re: Edith Jones, Federal Judge, Faces Rare Supreme Court-Ordered Review Over Racist R

    Looks like the politically correct police are in full force on this one, just because it is not politically correct does not make what she said illegal

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    Re: Edith Jones, Federal Judge, Faces Rare Supreme Court-Ordered Review Over Racist R

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Where are all the black conservatives posters defending this woman's freedon of speech?
    What'd she say that's racist? She certainly didn't say anything that isn't true; especially in New Orleans.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Edith Jones, Federal Judge, Faces Rare Supreme Court-Ordered Review Over Racist R

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What'd she say that's racist? She certainly didn't say anything that isn't true; especially in New Orleans.
    You think black people are predisposed towards crime?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Edith Jones, Federal Judge, Faces Rare Supreme Court-Ordered Review Over Racist R

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You think black people are predisposed towards crime?
    Show us some nunbets that show another conclusion. Was it you that claimed to have lived in New Orleans?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Edith Jones, Federal Judge, Faces Rare Supreme Court-Ordered Review Over Racist R

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Show us some nunbets that show another conclusion. Was it you that claimed to have lived in New Orleans?
    I think crime is related to social and economic issues that are more prevalent among blacks and Latinos. This is not the same thing as being predisposed to crime.

    You literally think black people are genetically hardwired to be violent? Seriously?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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