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Ex-Sen. Doug Jones Warns of Partisanship ‘Infecting’ Judiciary

May 26, 2022, 5:15 PM

Former US Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) warned of partisan politics “infecting” the judiciary at a conference about the judicial branch, tying his remarks to polarized discussions over gun rights reignited by the recent mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

“Today, it seems our partisan politics have become so divisive, so threatening, that it is infecting the judiciary,” Jones told a room of judges, lawyers, and legal academics at a conference about preserving the judiciary’s impartiality in Chicago on Thursday.

Jones was the keynote speaker at the event held by the National Judicial College, an education organization for judges, and other groups. ...