TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 3, 2019
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a major Muslim civil rights group based in Washington, has called for the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct to discipline Memphis Criminal Court Judge Jim Lammey, the Commercial Appeal reports. The Memphis judge had made numerous anti-immigration posts on his personal Facebook page, including a link to an article that described Muslim immigrants as "foreign mud." A spokesperson for CAIR said in a statement that "it would be impossible for Judge Lammey to rule in an objective manner while actively promoting anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim conspiracy theories on his social media. Appropriate disciplinary action must be taken to ensure fairness in Tennessee’s courts."