CAIR-Pittsburgh Supports Probe of Complaints Alleging Bias, Misconduct by Judge Anthony Mariani

(PITTSBURGH, PA, 7/6/2022) – The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed support for an investigation of complaints alleging instances of bias and misconduct by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani. 
The Abolitionist Law Center (ALC), a local legal rights group filed 62 complaints against Judge Mariani. The alleged incidents were filed with the state Judicial Conduct Board. ALC court watchers reportedly observed Judge Mariani commenting on the physiques of African-American men and allegedly telling one defendant his body was a “weapon.” Judge Mariani also allegedly disregarded those with disorders such as bipolar and PTSD, commenting that “everyone’s bipolar” and “everyone claims to have PTSD now,” according to the complaint. 
SEE: Pittsburgh advocacy group accuses Allegheny County Judge Anthony Mariani of racism, misconduct in over 60 complaints 
In a statement, CAIR-Pittsburgh Executive Director Christine Mohamed said:      
“We urge the Court of Judicial Discipline to treat these charges with the seriousness they deserve. Our judicial process can be seriously impacted when those in authority are not held accountable or lack judicial integrity.”       
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR Pittsburgh Executive Director Christine Mohamed, 412-606-3601,