9th Circuit Reassigns Case Over Judge’s Anti-Government, Anti-Lawyer Views - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 24, 2018
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned two cases and reassigned one because of concerns about the trial judge’s expressed opinions about the federal government and lawyers, the ABA Journal reports. U.S. District Judge Robert Clive Jones of Nevada had told federal prosecutors that he was developing a policy of disallowing or debarring U.S. attorneys from Washington, D.C., because of “concerns about adherence to Nevada Bar standards and ethical standards.” The prosecutors noted they were from Idaho and Colorado, which briefly changed Jones’ mind, but he ultimately banned them.