A collection of civil rights groups, legal ethics experts and law school professors have lodged a formal complaint against 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Edith Jones. They allege she made a series of statements during a speech that demonstrated "racial bias" and indicated a "lack of impartiality."

Texas Civil Rights Project Director Jim Harrington says he forwarded the complaint on June 4 to the Judicial Council of the 5th Circuit, the court’s disciplinary body. The director of the Texas Civil Rights Project is among the 13 complainants.

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