Federal judge asks Senate Judiciary Committee to condemn remarks

[JURIST] Speaking publicly for the first time since her husband and mother were murdered [JURIST report], US District Judge Joan Lefkow [official profile] on Wednesday asked the Senate Judiciary Committee [transcript of testimony] to condemn public attacks against judges by some commentators and politicians, claiming it fostered disrespect for the judiciary. A man whose civil case was dismissed by Lefkow claimed responsibility for the killings [JURIST report] in a suicide note. Lefkow was also threatened by a white supremacist [JURIST report] that lost a civil case before her. AP has more.



 

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