Public Corruption and the Role of the Judiciary: A Discussion with Judge Edith Jones (event archive)

June 27, 2013 by  


Corruption is the enemy of the public good, but the inevitable product of human failings. What can the judiciary, especially in self-governing societies, do to root out and deter corruption? Judge Jones discussed the answers  found in the U.S. Constitution and in recent cases that have come to her court and other courts in the United States.

Judge Jones serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and was Chief Judge of that Circuit from January 2006 until September 2012. She joined the court in 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Judge Jones graduated from Cornell University with her Bachelor’s degree in 1971 and later received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1974.



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