Advocacy Groups Back Former Anne Arundel Judicial Hopeful In Discrimination Lawsuit

Advocacy groups back former Anne Arundel judicial hopeful in discrimination lawsuit

A number of local advocacy groups are throwing their support behind a former judicial candidate who is alleging he was treated unfairly when he was vetted while seeking appointments to the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.
Groups including the Caucus of African American Leaders and the recently formed Showing Up for Racial Justice came to Circuit Court last week to support Rickey Nelson Jones, who filed a lawsuit claiming discriminatory practices by the Judicial Nominating Commission.

Jones, a Baltimore attorney who lost his election bid to the Circuit Court bench in 2016, alleges the commission unfairly raised a previous discrimination complaint …

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