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recusal

n. the act of a judge or prosecutor being removed or voluntarily stepping aside from a legal case due to conflict of interest or other good reason. (See: recuse)

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For instance, a recusal petition, once rejected, can lead to an amparo petition challenging that rejection, which can lead to another appeal if that petition is also rejected.
On January 31, a petition has been filed in the top court seeking recusal of Justice Misra from hearing the Bofors case.
Sessions' recusal left Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in charge of the Russia investigation.
One person said McGahn also told him that recusal would do nothing to resolve concerns over whether Sessions had given a misleading answer at his confirmation hearing weeks earlier when he said he had not had any contacts with Russians.
Just a few weeks before on May 26, Enrile sought Tang's recusal from their plunder case.
Many have suggested that my recusal is because I felt I was a subject of the investigation myself, that I may have done something wrong.
O'Neill said he recused himself from the vote because he did not agree with the bid, but according to Robert's Rules of Order, a recusal from a vote normally occurs when there is a conflict of interest.
The recusal must be investigated and determined within one week from the submission of the request, the amended law states.
He said Sessions' recusal was "very unfair to the president.
Some committee members, though, said if a party adds a lawyer known to be a friend of the judge, the opposing side should have an option to seek recusal.
Board seeks recusal of Chief Justice TS Thakur, alleging he had a prejudiced approach
attorney to make a recusal motion" if he wanted to pursue the issue.