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Edith H. Jones
Edith H. Jones

Edith Hollan Jones (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1949) is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Image File history File links Edith_Jones. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love Motto: N/A Official website: http://www. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States District Courts: Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Louisiana Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi Western, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas The court is based at...


Jones graduated from Cornell University in 1971. She received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1974. She was in private practice in Houston, Texas from 1974 until 1985, working for the firm of Andrews, Kurth, Campbell & Jones, where she became the firm's first female partner. She specialized in bankruptcy law. She also served as General Counsel for the Republican Party of Texas from 1982-83. Cornell University is a research university whose main campus is located on the East Hill of Ithaca, New York, and whose two medical campuses are located in New York City and in Education City, Qatar, near Doha. ... J.D. redirects here; for alternate uses, see J.D. (disambiguation) J.D. is an abbreviation for the Latin Juris Doctor, also called a Doctor of Law or Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and is the law degree typically awarded by an accredited U.S. law school after successfully completing three years... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ... Nickname: Space City Motto: Official website: www. ... Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ...


She was nominated to the Fifth Circuit by President Ronald Reagan on February 27, 1985, and confirmed by the United States Senate on April 3, 1985. She received her commission on April 4, 1985, at the age of 36. She became Chief Judge of the Fifth Circuit on January 16, 2006 upon the expiration of the term of Carolyn Dineen King. Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI in Roman) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


She sits on the board of directors of the Boy Scouts of America, the Garland Walker American Inns of Court, and is a member of several American Bar Association committees. It has been suggested that Boys Life be merged into this article or section. ... The Inns of Court, in London, are where barristers train and practise. ... American Bar Associations Washington, DC office The American Bar Association (ABA) is a voluntary bar association of lawyers which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. ...


Jones has been mentioned frequently as being on the list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Chicago Sun-Times and several other newspapers reported on July 1, 2005 that she had also been considered for nomination to the Supreme Court during the presidency of George H.W. Bush. John Roberts, now Chief Justice, is pictured here with President Bush at the announcement of his first nomination on July 19, 2005. ... New Chicago Sun-Times building located at 350 N. Orleans St. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born June...


Jones was named one of the five worst judges in Texas (and was the only federal judge on the list) by the Texas Observer, which cited polls of Texas attorneys. Official language(s) None. ...

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Legal philosophy

Some view Jones as an outspoken conservative. In her opinions, she has questioned the legal reasoning which legalized abortion, advocated streamlining death penalty cases, invalidated a federal ban on possession of machine guns and advocated toughening bankruptcy laws. Capital punishment, also referred to as the death penalty, is the judicially ordered execution of a prisoner as a punishment for a serious crime, often called a capital offense or a capital crime. ... A machine gun is a fully-automatic firearm that is capable of firing bullets in rapid succession. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, administration - see text) in the UK. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ...


McCorvey v. Hill

Jones has attracted both favorable and unfavorable attention for her opinion in the case of McCorvey v. Hill, which was a request by the original plaintiff of Roe v. Wade to vacate that finding. Jones joined the Fifth Circuit in rejecting the petition on procedural grounds, but took the unusual step of filing a six-page concurrence to her own opinion. McCorvey v. ... Norma L. McCorvey (born September 22, 1947 in Simmesport, Louisiana) is best known as Jane Roe in the landmark Roe v. ... Holding Texas laws criminalizing abortion violated womens Fourteenth Amendment right to choose whether to continue a pregnancy. ...


The concurrence credited the evidence presented by McCorvey and sharply criticized the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe, calling it an "exercise of raw judicial power." "That the court's constitutional decisionmaking leaves our nation in a position of willful blindness to evolving knowledge should trouble any dispassionate observer not only about the abortion decisions, but about a number of other areas in which the court unhesitatingly steps into the realm of social policy under the guise of constitutional adjudication," Jones wrote.


Waltman v. International Paper Co.

In Waltman v. International Paper Co., 875 F.2d 468 (1989), a sexual harassment case, Jones filed a dissenting opinion. [1]. Jones wrote, "Power cannot be exerted over employees unknowingly. 'Harassment' and 'power' are active nouns that embody an exercise of will."


External links

  • Edith Jones' campaign contributions
  • Profile of Edith Jones from Supreme Court Nomination Blog
  • Biography of Edith Jones from SCOTUSBlog
  • Comments by Edith Jones Regarding Supreme Court from University of Virginia School of Law
  • Texas Observer article on the worst judges in Texas

References

  • Edith Jones Takes Over as Chief Judge of the 5th Circuit. Texas Lawyer. URL accessed on January 30, 2006.
    • Links to search results page which gives abstracts of articles.
    • Gives date of promotion to chief judge as January 16.

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Edith Jones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (489 words)
Edith Hollan Jones (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1949) is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Jones was named one of the five worst judges in Texas (and was the only federal judge on the list) by the Texas Observer, which cited polls of Texas attorneys.
Jones has attracted both favorable and unfavorable attention for her opinion in the case of McCorvey v.
Edith Wharton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (886 words)
Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer.
Born Edith Newbold Jones, to a wealthy New York family often associated with the phrase Keeping up with the Joneses, Edith combined her insights into the privileged classes with her natural wit to write novels and short fiction which are notable for their humor and incisiveness.
Edith Wharton was also highly regarded as a landscape architect and a taste-maker of her time.
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