Recusal

  • (noun): (law) the disqualification of a judge or jury by reason of prejudice or conflict of interest; a judge can be recused by objections of either party or judges can disqualify themselves.
    Synonyms: recusation

Some articles on recusal:

William Langer - Governor - Controversy
... Judge Miller, following a recusal motion by Langer, refused to step down as judge in the first retrial, which resulted in a hung jury ... Attorney Lanier filed charges against Langer for committing perjury in his recusal motion against Judge Miller ... This trial, unprecedented in its nature on perjury in an affidavit requesting a recusal, resulted in a directed verdict to acquit Langer ...
Judicial Disqualification - Recusal in The United States
... In the United States, the term "recusal" is used most often with respect to court proceedings ... (the Judicial Code) provide standards for judicial disqualification or recusal ... The general rule is that to warrant recusal, a judge's expression of an opinion about the merits of a case or familiarity with the facts or the parties must have originated in a source outside the case itself ...
Wisconsin Supreme Court - Controversy
... The Court has ruled that recusal is not required in a proceeding based solely on any endorsement or receipt of a lawful campaign contribution from a party or entity involved in the proceeding, and that a judge does ... Accordingly, recusal rules, such as SCR 60.04(7), must be narrowly tailored to meet a compelling state interest." In a dissenting opinion, Justice ...
Conflict Of Interest - Ways To Mitigate Conflicts of Interests - Recusal
... The imperative for recusal varies depending upon the circumstance and profession, either as common sense ethics, codified ethics, or by statute ... Recusal is also expected when one of the lawyers in a case might be a close personal friend, or when the outcome of the case might affect the judge directly, such as whether a car maker is obliged to recall a ...
Judicial Disqualification - Applicable To Most Countries
... Laws or court rules provide for recusal of judges ... Although the details vary, the following are nearly universal grounds for recusal ... Some require recusal if there is any interest at all in the outcome, while others only require recusal if there is interest beyond a certain value ...