UPDATED: Senate judiciary chairman to ask for investigation of judge’s tweets

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(Updated to reflect comments from Pyle and Hensley with statement from Jeffry Jack)

A key lawmaker said Tuesday he plans to ask for an investigation into whether Judge Jeffry Jack violated judicial canons when he criticized conservative politicians with tweets sometimes laced with profanity.

Sen. Rick Wilborn, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee,  prepared a one-page letter asking the Commission on Judicial Conduct to examine whether Jack's tweets violated two judicial canons requiring judges to remain impartial. Wilborn signed the letter and invited other senators to sign as well.

"I believe Judge Jack's actions and public social . . .

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