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Supreme Court Petition: Judge Who Faced Complaints of Racial Bias, Abuse, Sat on Disciplinary Review Panel That Cleared Him

     As reported exclusively in Your Black World in February, Judge Christopher Cooper – who was appointed by President Obama in 2014 – had stood accused of abusing litigants and of ethnic bias against Arinderjit Dhali, a respected Sikh civil rights attorney in Washington, D.C., who also is of Indian Heritage and was representing legal scholar and civil rights attorney Amos Jones in Jones’s racial discrimination and contract-violations lawsuit against Campbell University and The Catholic University of America. The earlier complaint was filed by the late Jeanette Pollard. The pair of complaints against Cooper offer a rare look into the world of judicial discipline, especially involving alleged ethnic and gender bias. […]