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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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The activist demanded the recusal of the bench because he and his lawyers previously filed complaints against the judge handling his case, who Abdel Fattah accused of participating in the forging of the 2005 parliamentary election results.
The incompatibility, the abstention and the recusal are provided as procedural remedies through which an official subject of the judicial bodies is removed or refrains from resolving a criminal case.
reassignment can operate as a work-around for narrow recusal rules.
The court said the latter part of the trial had to be voided because it resumed under a procedural error when the court that convicted him refused to review a recusal put forth by defense attorney Francisco Garcia.
SC10348, the court found Judge Cohen violated several judicial canons when he called his wife to the witness stand and questioned her regarding facts set forth in a recusal motion and allowed his conduct on the bench to be influenced by social and family relationships.
The Brennan Center for Justice of the New York University School of Law recently reported that most states, including Florida, have not heeded Caperton's call to strengthen judicial recusal rules.
Neither has crossed anything resembling a bright ethical line requiring recusal.
Although there are a variety of proposals to combat the perception of a judiciary biased by campaign contributions' in states with elected judges, recusal is the most effective tool.
Although the district court determined that the SLC was independent and granted Abercrombie's motion to dismiss, the 6th Circuit disagreed and took the SLC member's recusal as evidence that the committee did not meet the high standard of independence required by law.
After hearing arguments from the defense and the prosecution, Zabidin dismissed Anwar's application of recusal but allowed a stay of hearing pending appeal against his decision.
6) On November 14, 2008, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari (7) to address the question of whether the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment was violated when Justice Benjamin denied a recusal motion.