Napoleon Jones' parents were a strong influence in his life. His parents, who migrated from the south looking for a better life for their children, were God fearing people who did not believe in the word "can't." Judge Jones, who grew up in a predominately African-American community, was inspired to become a lawyer after observing and experiencing many injustices. Based on those experiences, he was motivated to seek out a profession where he could help others and pursue justice.
Prior to attending law school, Jones was a social worker in Foster Home Placement and Child Protective Services. After graduating from law school in 1971, he worked for the California Rural Legal Assistance. Subsequently, he went into private practice. Judge Jones became the second African-American in San Diego County appointed to the State bench, and the second African-American judge appointed to the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
Judge Jones believes that the greatest benefit of being a judge is creating an atmosphere where justice can be pursued. He advises those aspiring to be lawyers or judges to be prepared "to work for it." In particular, Judge Jones emphasizes the importance of developing reading, writing and comprehension skills. He also believes that patience and compassion are indispensable to justice.
Judge Jones is a member of numerous professional organizations including the California Judges Association, National Association of Women Judges, San Diego County Bar Association, Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, California Black Attorneys Association and National Bar Association. His civic and community affiliations include Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and NIa-UMOJA Valencia Park Elementary School. Additionally, Judge Jones is a Board Member of both the University of San Diego Board of Visitors and the San Diego City College Foundation. He has also published several scholarly articles and has received dozens of honors and awards.
posted on 08/01/2003 3:42:02 AM PDT
Napoleon Jones' parents ...
You left out the part where he walked on water.
posted on 08/01/2003 3:54:53 AM PDT
by from occupied ga
(Your government is your enemy, and Bush is no conservative)
His parents, who migrated from the south looking for a better life for their children, were God fearing people.
Was the way they raised their son the reason why they feared God?
I don't fear God. He and I talk. (mostly me)
posted on 08/01/2003 5:24:26 AM PDT
(This is OUR country; let's take it back!!!!!)
Judge Jones...was inspired to become a lawyer after observing and experiencing many injustices. Based on those experiences, he was motivated to seek out a profession where he could help others and pursue justice. Judge Jones believes that the greatest benefit of being a judge is creating an atmosphere where justice can be pursued.
His motivations aren't in question, they are boldly stated in his bio and in his ruling. He wants to use his power to seek his kind of justice. The retroactive, payback kind of justice.
posted on 08/01/2003 7:31:46 AM PDT
by just mimi
(just spouting off, I could be wrong...)
46 - all that and he still doesn't know how to read:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
posted on 08/04/2003 8:50:54 PM PDT
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