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State commission backs judge’s censure over conspiracy posts

May 14, 2019

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — County commissioners in Tennessee have voted in support of censuring a criminal court judge who posted links to anti-immigration articles and anti-Jewish conspiracy theories on social media.

The Commercial Appeal reports the Shelby County Commission voted Monday in favor of a resolution to ask the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct to issue a letter finding judicial misconduct against Criminal Court Judge Jim Lammey.

The newspaper reported that the Memphis judge posted multiple anti-immigration articles on Facebook. One article by David Cole tells Jews to get over the Holocaust and calls Muslim immigrants “foreign mud.”

Lammey wrote a letter to the commission saying “I adamantly deny the characterization of me by the local media and certain interest groups as being a Holocaust Denier, anti-immigrant and racist.”

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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