Candidate Comparison

Anthony Lewis

Malcolm Mackey

A civil rights lawyer who will carefully guard the right to a jury trial.

Nullified jury verdicts finding race discrimination with his own decision in favor of defendants in two race discrimination cases, leading to public outcry and hearings by U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and then-California Assemblywoman (now Los Angeles County Supervisor) Sheila Kuehl to call for public hearings (see article).

 

Experienced advocate for victims in race discrimination cases and will respect the diverse backgrounds of all parties and juries coming before the courts.

In voiding a jury’s race discrimination verdict, wrote in his order, “Our ancestors came across the plains in covered wagons; they were tough. Minorities need to be tough in the workplace--they can't react to every comment.” In responding to a paternity charge against him by a Filipino woman, told a reporter, “Were this woman white, this situation never would have come up because this woman is . . . irrational.”

Experienced advocate for victims from the LGBTQ+ community in cases of discrimination and harassment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and HIV+ status.

REVERSED by the court of appeal for improperly entering judgment for a defendant on claims of sexual orientation harassment made by a plaintiff who alleged he was forced to endure workplace taunts of “Faggot,” “Fag,” “Fucking Fag,” “Homo,” and “Cock Sucker,” and “None of you fags can ever do anything right.”

Experienced advocate for victims of age discrimination.

REVERSED by the court of appeal for improperly entering judgment for a defendant on plaintiff’s claim of age discrimination.

Experienced advocate for victims of disability discrimination.

REVERSED by the court of appeal for improperly entering multiple judgments for defendants on plaintiffs’ claims of disability discrimination. The appellate court noted that Mackey stated, “Counsel, on summary judgment, I can look at the facts presented to me and make findings. And I'm doing that,” when the court did not have that authority because it belonged to the jury.

Experienced advocate for victims of whistlebower retaliation.

REVERSED by the court of appeal for improperly entering judgments for defendants on plaintiffs’ claims of retaliation. In one case, the appellate court said, “We do not understand [Mackey’s] logic.”

Experienced advocate for victims of sexual assault and battery.

REVERSED by the court of appeal for improperly entering judgment for the defendant on plaintiff’s claim that a landlord was liable for her rape due to the landlord’s negligence in maintaining the premises when the landlord knew of the danger.

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