Recusal In Halverson Beating Case A judge has recused herself citing conflict of interest in the trial of Ed Halverson, accused of attempted murder in the recent frying pan beating of his wife, judge Elizabeth Halverson. Judge Halverson has been the target of recent judicial misconduct complaints and according to neighbors, she drove Ed Halverson to beating her with a frying pan.
Caperton V. Massey Coal and the Recusal of State Court Judges - Keynote Remarks Keynote Remarks: Choosing (and Recusing) Our State Court Justices Wisely Sandra Day O'Connor, Associate Justice, Retired, United States Supreme Court
City of Cayce Council Meeting May 6, 2010 Smoking Amendment Recusal Issue City of Cayce Council meeting, Thursday May 6, 2010 (portions) dealing with amendment to smoking ordinance and recusal issue.
The Alex Jones Show 1/4: Hour 1-The Fall of Tim Geithner & World Officials Investigate Climategate Send Geithner to Prison for Lying to the American People Kurt Nimmo January 27, 2010 Rep. Darrell Issa, ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has the goods on Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Earlier this month, Issa received emails proving without a shadow of a doubt that the New York Fed under Geithners leadership withheld documents and delayed disclosures on AIGs swindle operation with Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and other international bankster criminal organizations. Russia Today report on Geithnergate. The New York Fed took over negotiations between AIG and the banks in November 2008 as losses on the swaps, which were contracts tied to subprime home loans, threatened to swamp the insurer weeks after its taxpayer-funded rescue. The regulator decided that Goldman Sachs and more than a dozen banks would be fully repaid for $62.1 billion of the swaps, prompting lawmakers to call the AIG rescue a backdoor bailout of financial firms, Bloomberg reported on January 7. Using Fed secured taxpayer bailout money, AIG paid several banks 100 percent of the face value of credit-default swaps, as other financial institutions were negotiating deep *** for the unregulated paper assets that do not have to be backed by cash. It appears that the New York Fed deliberately pressured AIG to restrict and delay the disclosure of important information, said Issa at the time. Taxpayers deserve full and complete disclosure under our nations ...
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Anwar on Saiful's police report Anwar Ibrahim commenting on his defence team application to disqualify the judge on grounds of 'bias', and also Saiful Bukhary's police report over an alleged death threat on Anwar's Facebook fanpage.
Justice Thomas Should Recuse himself from Health care case says Rep. Weiner Representative Weiner wants Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from the upcoming Supreme Court case involving whether or not the personal mandate in the Obama-care law to purchase health insurance is constitutional or not. Rep. Weiner makes a very flimsy argument to Megyn Kelly on his interview show that he had with her; he jumps to conclusions that are not there. It is actually very hard to do an interview like this. Representative Weiner on his Fox News show tries hard at it but fails miserably. What he needs to do is to bring more facts with him whenever he does and interview like this, and especially when he interviews someone like Megyn Kelley. jbranstetter04 Justice Thomas Defends Wife's Lobbying Work as Dems Call for Health Law Recusal Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas defended his wife, and himself, during a speech in Virginia Saturday night, after a group of congressional Democrats called on him to recuse himself from any health care law cases due to his wife's political work. Thomas' wife Virginia, or Ginny, has worked for organizations that oppose the federal health care overhaul and recently started a lobbying firm that critics say will be used to promote the law's repeal. With federal judges across the country ruling on the constitutionality of the health care law, dozens of congressional Democrats wrote to the Supreme Court justice this month urging him to sit out any related cases that reach the high court. But at a symposium sponsored by the ...
Rutgers's Leubsdorf Discusses Supreme Court Ethics Code: BLAW March 14 (Bloomberg) -- John Leubsdorf, a professor at Rutgers School of Law, talks with Bloomberg Law's legal ***yst Spencer Mazyck about a request for the US Congress to change ethical and recusal rules for the Supreme Court justices.
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April 28 Planning Board 1 (1:35) Planning Board member Pete Healy wants his question regarding the selection of the Board's consulting engineer entered into the minutes of the preceding meeting. (See video of April 21 Planning Board Meeting Chairman John Ceceri points out that Healy recused himself from that decision, and so should not be discussing it. Ceceri: Since you recused yourself from voting on the issue of the engineer, you really shouldn't be speaking about that decision in any way to anybody. ... Once you recuse yourself from a subject, you can't publicly discuss it, because that's what recusing yourself means. Planning Board Member and DPW chief Billy Lloyd: No, I disagree with that. Here is an explanation of what "recuse" means. It comes from the ethics laws of the state of Rhode Island www.ethics.ri.gov . Recusal means that you are not participating in deliberations or debates, making recommendations, giving advice, considering findings, or in any other way assuming responsibility for or participating in any aspect of the work or decision-making relating to the matter where there are potential conflicts of interest. It does not mean that the public official must leave the room if it is an open meeting, although a public official may voluntarily choose to do so. However, if the public body is in executive session, once the official has recused, he or she has no more right to be in the room than any other member of the general public.
Mention of Bersih judge recusal application fixed for Jan 11 Petaling Jaya Sessions Court judge Balqis Aini Mohd Ali today fixed Jan 11, 2010 for mention of an application to recuse herself from hearing the case of 21 people charged with illegal assembly for participating a Bersih gathering in November 2008.
Judge's Recusal Pushes Gutierrez-Aguon Lawsuit Forward
Sessions: Kagan Must Step Aside from Health Care Case if She Played Role in Administration's Defense At a Judiciary Committee meeting today, Sen. Sessions raised concerns about Elena Kagan hearing a legal challenge to the health care law if she is confirmed to the Supreme Court. Sessions explained that Ms. Kagan would need to recuse herself from the case if she played her expected role as Solicitor General when the law was challenged. A letter was sent to Mrs. Kagan from all Republican senators on the Committee seeking answers regarding her participation in the case and the matter of her recusal: sessions.senate.gov
Attorney: Anthony Judge Recusal Defense's Worst Move Casey Anthony's attorneys file a motion asking Judge Stan Strickland to take himself off of the case after they say he formed a friendship with a pro-prosecution blogger.
Rep. Weiner PWNS Megyn Kelly on Fox News over Supreme Court Cenk Uygur breaks down a video of Rep. Michael Weiner debating Fox News host Megyn Kelly on why Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas should recuse himself on certain health care cases over a conflict of interest due to his wife lobbying for the private health insurance industry. They also discus Elena Kagan.
Anwar withdraws recusal bid in Sodomy II trial Anwar Ibrahim is not proceeding with his appeal against the recussal of the High Court judge in his Sodomy II trial, to withdraw himself from hearing the case. The opposition leader withdrew his application this morning, said Anwar during a press conference at the Opposition Leader's office in Parliament today. "Changing one judge would not change the state of the Malaysian judiciary," he said. The appeal was scheduled to be heard at the Court of Appeal this Friday.
The Cost of Recusing a Judge in Tennessee March 2011 When Attorney Cheatham asks a Judge to recuse himself because of ex parte communication with the Husband's attorney, the Attorney faced a blood letting by the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility that is appointed by and supervised by the Tennessee Supreme Court. The Board called it a "lesson learned" for Attorney Cheatham. Judge Ben Cantrell testifed as a expert witness in behalf of Attorney Cheatham expressing that under the circumstances he would have asked for a recusal as well. Judicial Reform Now
Judicial Recusal Defined Theodore Olson, attorney for Hugh Caperton in Caperton v. Massey Coal, explains why judges should disqualify themselves from cases in which they have an apparent conflict of interest.
Recusal bid 'frivolous and vexatious' The prosecution in Anwar Ibrahim sodomy trial today submitted in reply to the defence application to recuse High Court judge Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah from hearing the controversial case. Solicitor-general II Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden (right), who was hurt in minor accident yesterday, did not appear in court this morning. Deputy public prosecutor Mohd Hanafiah Zakaria argued on behalf of the prosecution. Full story here:
Kagan's Seating Marks Milestone, But Poses Recusal Read the Transcript: The first day of the new Supreme Court term was also the first for new Justice Elena Kagan. Women now make up a third of the high court for the first time. Jeffrey Brown talks to three law experts Paul Butler, Paul Clement and Marcia Coyle about the high-profile cases on the docket for the coming months.
Former Florida AG says Supreme Court's Kagan may need recusal Former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, who began the 26-state lawsuit against ObamaCare last March, talks about why Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan may need to recuse herself from an eventual ObamaCare decision. taken from Fox's "On The Record with Greta Van Susteren" air date: January 31, 2011
Paula Barone withdraws recusal regarding John Freshwater hearing Before going into executive session on Monday evening to discuss the John Freshwater matter, president of the Mount Vernon Board of Education shared with the public that member Paula Barone had withdrawn her earlier recusal. Several minutes of discussion ensued. Board member Steve Thompson asked what changed to lead Barone to withdraw her recusal. Barone said the change was the resolving of the federal legal matters. The school board, in a 4-1 vote, decided on Monday to fire John Freshwater. For more info, see:
Anwar to challenge judge's non-recusal, trial put off The trial judge to Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy case has today decided not to stand down from hearing the case despite allegations of bias and lying over his inaction against Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia's coverage of the trial. He said there was no evidence that he had lied in court as accused by the defence team. The conduct of Anwar's trial is being closely watched by the international community following demands from Australian MPs and a number of world leaders to drop the charge.
Casey Anthony: Recusal of Judge Strickland is Worst Move Orlando criminal lawyer Richard Hornsby speaks with WESH 2 News about the motion to recuse Judge Stan Strickland.
Recusal Request Please ask the legislators with vested interests in the health bill to recuse themselves from the committees.
Judge Vernon Perez's Recusal Pushes Gutierrez-Aguon Election Fraud Suit Forward
Judge To Decide Murder Trial Recusal The judge for the Reliable Pharmacy shooting trial could decide Monday to step down from the case.
Why no FOX recusal in Wisconsin? The Shamey Awards - Washington, DC - VOTE LIKE / DISLIKE / COMMENT Shamey Award Nominee for "Extreme Media Bias" -- Fox News' parent company News Corp. donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association and promoted the Tea Party endlessly leading up to the Wisconsin budget battle. It is unfathomable for a news organization to report on a story in which they have manufactured and supported with cash contributions. Has Fox News lost all credibility as a news organization? Is Fox News the most unethical news organization ever in the history of the world? Vote LIKE to support a Fox News recusal in Wisconsin or DISLIKE if you favor extremely biased news from unethical sources. Opinion based on various news sources.
I will prove JUDGE MELINDA HARMON is maliciously incompetent OPINION & ORDER Pending before the Court is pro se Plaintiff Gary INMENDHAMs (INMENDHAM) motion for recusal. (Doc. 36.) Also before the Court is pro se Defendant ***XX ****** (******) motion to dismiss (Doc. 6), as well as Plaintiff INMENDHAMs response (Doc. 9) and ****** reply (Doc. 10). Although ****** motion included information outside Plaintiff INMENDHAMs complaint, arguably making it a motion for summary judgment, the Court will rely solely on the facts contained in the complaint and therefore construe ****** pleading as a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6). Upon review and consideration of these motions, the responses and replies thereto, the relevant legal authority, and for the reasons explained below, the Court finds that Defendant ****** motion to dismiss (Doc. 6) should be granted, and that Plaintiff INMENDHAMs motion for recusal (Doc. 36) should be denied. I. Background and Relevant Facts This is a copyright case with a multifarious procedural history. On December 17, 2008, the parties in this case failed to appear for a scheduling conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen Smith. Pro se Plaintiff INMENDHAM had earlier requested special accommodation to appear by teleconference due to an alleged anxiety disorder. (Doc. 7.) On December 18, 2008, the day after the scheduled conference, US District Judge David Hittner dismissed the case for failure to prosecute, without ruling on INMENDHAMs request for special ...
Judicial Recusal: Principles, Process and Problems By Grant Hammond BOOK REVIEW JUDICIAL RECUSAL Principles, Process and Problems By Grant Hammond ISBN: 978-1-84113-260-0 Hart Publishing Ltd WHEN A JUDGE IS ASKED TO STAND DOWN An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers One of the principles of natural justice is that no one can be a judge in his or her own cause. When this principle, or other similar principles, are seen to have been eroded, or ignored in a court of law, then judicial recusal may be the inevitable outcome -- which means the judge can be asked to withdraw, or stand down. This thought provoking book outlines three specific problem areas which would occasion, or justify recusal: judicial misconduct in court prior viewpointsand unconscious bias. The law relating to recusal, in the authors words, rests on the fundamental proposition that a court should be fair and impartial. Recusal is an odd word, signifying withdrawal, originating in the religious concept of a recusant, remarks Sir Stephen Sedley in the foreword. Its an assurance of the impartiality of justice, he adds, and a field of opportunity for manipulation. Recusal may occur when aggrieved claimants feel that they have not received a proper hearing. As such claimants become more aware of their rights and consequently more litigious with instances of recusal becoming increasingly common. Weve only been involved in one judicial recusal and, frankly, were wholly bemused by this procedural oddity, while at the ...
2010-03-12 - HEARING ON MOTION TO RECUSE - Judge William J. Groff presiding.m4v In a case involving members of organized crime working with law enforcement officers threatening to kill Gerard Beloin, Judge William J. Groff clearly states that the death threats against Gerard Beloin are not credible because Gerard Beloin is not dead. Judge William J. Groff has refused to recuse himself from Mr. Beloin's case and has denied making those biased statements under oath. That is perjury by a sitting judge. The question is why is this Judge refusing to acknowledge the direct connection to organized crime in this case that involves at least one other Judge. Google Judge James Barry Jr. & recordings.
Caperton V. Massey Coal and the Recusal of State Court Judges - Panel 3 Panel 3: Where Do We Go From Here? James Blanchard, Partner, DLA Piper and former Governor, State of Michigan Christine Durham, Chief Justice, State of Utah and President, Conference of Chief Justices Rebecca Kourlis, Executive Director, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, University of Denver and former Justice, Colorado Supreme Court Thomas Phillips, Partner, Baker Botts, LLP and former Chief Justice, State of Texas Moderator: Pamela Harris, Executive Director, Supreme Court Institute, Georgetown University Law Center
FOX millions linked to Wisconsin bias Support the Shamey Awards -- -- VOTE: LIKE / DISLIKE / COMMENT Fox News has heavily promoted the Tea Party since its inception. Prior to the mid-term elections, Rupert Murdoch donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association. After the Wisconsin budget battle heated up with no Tea Party presence in sight, Fox promoted an anti-union Tea Party rally in Madison -- complete with bused-in Tea Partiers and Washington lobbyist speakers and entertainers. And then Fox shamelessly reported on their fabricated political story with great bias -- favoring the Tea Party and making the two opposing groups seem equal in size when union supporters vastly outnumbered Tea Party supporters, 70000 to 2000. It doesn't matter so much that Fox's biased coverage was over-the-top laughable, but Fox failed to disclose their political connection to conservatives and Republican governors. Actually, this incident was so egregious to the journalistic profession that a recusal would have been proper. See for yourself. And please support the Shamey Awards if you want to see a spotlight shined on more media lapses and political misdeeds.
Senate Judiciary Committee with Alberto Gonzales-7/24/07 Pt7 Part 7 of 32 Senate Judiciary Committee with Alberto Gonzales. Second half of Senator Arlen Specter questions to Gonzales. 7/24/07 KEEP IN MIND: Gonzales was given each and every question he would be asked beforehand. Nothing was a surprise - there was absolutely NO "GOTCHA!" Transcript of this portion of the hearing: SPECTER: I'm not going to pursue that question, Mr. Attorney General, because I see it's hopeless. It's got nothing to do with your recusal. You're the attorney general, and you're also a lawyer. And we're dealing with a very fundamental controversy, where the president is exerting executive authority under executive privilege and the Congress is exerting constitutional authority for oversight. And we're trying to take it to court. The court decides when that conflict exists. It's got nothing to do with, necessarily, the US attorneys who were asked to resign. Let me move ahead to another subject, see if I get an answer here. You have a conflict of interest on the matter involving the resignations of the US attorneys. GONZALES: Yes. I'm recused for that. SPECTER: Does the president have a conflict of interest in deciding whether or not to allow a contempt citation to go forward to a former White House counsel, Harriet Miers? GONZALES: Senator, I am not going to answer that question. Again, you're talking about -- asking me questions about a matter in which I am recused. I'm not going to answer that question. SPECTER: Well, let's see if somehow, somewhere, we ...
The Bloody Crossroads: Republican Party of Minnesota v. White Runs Into Caperton v. Massey 11-18-10 The Federalist Society's Professional Responsibility Practice Group hosted this panel discussion on "The Bloody Crossroads: Republican Party of Minnesota v. White Runs Into Caperton v. Massey" at the 2010 National Lawyers Convention on Thursday, November 18, 2010. Panelists included Mr. James Bopp, Jr., of Bopp, Coleson, and Bostrom and General Counsel for the James Madison Center for Free Speech; Hon. Thomas R. Phillips of Baker Botts LLP and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas; Justice Patience Drake Roggensack of the Wisconsin Supreme Court; Hon. Clifford W. Taylor of Ave Maria School of Law and former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court; and Judge Thomas M. Hardiman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit as the moderator. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Professional Responsibility: The Bloody Crossroads: Republican Party of Minnesota v. White Runs Into Caperton v. Massey 2:00 pm -- 3:30 pm --Mr. James Bopp, Jr., Bopp, Coleson, and Bostrom and General Counsel, James Madison Center for Free Speech --Hon. Thomas R. Phillips, Partner, Baker Botts LLP, and former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas --Hon. Patience Drake Roggensack, Wisconsin Supreme Court --Hon. Clifford W. Taylor, Ave Maria School of Law and former Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court --Moderator: Hon. Thomas M. Hardiman, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit The Mayflower Hotel Washington, DC
First Response to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Day 3 Wednesday, June 25, 2008 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaskans are describing Wednesday's ruling in Exxon v. Baker, the case over punitive damages from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, as a bitter disappointment and justice undelivered. In the ruling the amount of money Exxon Mobil would have been required to pay Alaskans affected by the oil spill was slashed about 80 percent, from $2.5 billion to $507.5 million. Exxon argued before the court that all punitive damages awarded by an Anchorage jury and then reduced by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals should be tossed out altogether. The company argued that punitive damages were not applicable under maritime law. Exxon lost on that point, likely because a Justice Samuel Alito -- thought to be favorable to Exxon's position -- recused himself from the debate since he owns company stock. Alito's recusal paved the way for a 4-4 split among justices. Consequently, the issue turned to damages. If Exxon was to be required to pay damages, how much should they pay? The court decided on a 1:1 ratio of punitive damages to compensatory damages, a number decided by the court itself and one that Alaskans feel was a lowball. Justice David Souter wrote for the court that punitive damages may not exceed what the company already paid to compensate victims for economic losses. Relapsed alcoholic ship captain Joseph Hazlewood's 1989 tanker crash sent millions of gallons of crude oil gushing into Prince William Sound and launched angry, adamant calls ...
Congressmen Call For Justice Thomas' Recusal Because Wife is a Tea-Party Lobbyist More on Ginni Thomas:
Judge Reagan Helm resigns on eve of recusal hearing - 2 03 10 - Houston News - abc13.com HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A local judge is retiring months after making comments some found offensive. It's a story we first told you about in November. Related Content MORE: Judge Helm Resignation Letter Judge Reagan Helm was supposed to be in court Thursday. The district attorney wanted him recused from any and all domestic violence cases. Instead that hearing was cancelled late Wednesday, shortly after the judge tendered his resignation. The cases assigned to Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 1 hang are always changing, but now one thing that's been constant here for 15 years is gone. "I think he ultimately did the right thing," said KTRK Legal ***yst Joel Androphy. Under fire for berating domestic violence victims, expressing deep-seated bias and trivializing the seriousness of proceedings according to court papers, Judge Helm resigned, effective Wednesday. In a resignation letter to county commissioners, he cited his 15-year tenure and upcoming 69th birthday, but the move comes less than 24 hours before our legal ***yst predicts the allegations would have only gotten uglier for him. "One would only suspect here that there was more information about the judge that both sides didn't want to have revealed," Androphy said. It was already bad enough. The district attorney wanted Judge Helm removed from all present family violence cases. That's a total of 74 cases. A recusal hearing was set for Thursday morning. A motion filed in November details why. In a ...
Caperton V. Massey Coal and the Recusal of State Court Judges - Panel 1 Introductory Remarks - T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center Meryl Chertoff, Co-Director, Justice and Society Program, The Aspen Institute Panel 1 Caperton v. Massey Coal and the Recusal of State Court Judges Bert Brandenburg, Executive Director, Justice at Stake Campaign Carte Goodwin, Partner, Goodwin & Goodwin, PC and Chair, West Virginia Independent Commission on Judicial Reform Pamela Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Stanford Law School Roy Schotland, Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University Law Center Moderator Nina Totenberg, Legal Affairs Correspondent, NPR
Caperton V. Massey Coal and the Recusal of State Court Judges - Panel 2 Panel 2 Citizens United and the Election of State Court Judges Jan Baran, Partner, Wiley & Rein, LLP Karl Sandstrom, Of Counsel, Perkins Coie Bradley A. Smith, Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Designated Professor of Law, Capital University Law School H. Thomas Wells, Jr., Immediate Past President, American Bar Association Fred Wertheimer, President, Democracy 21 Moderator: Tony Mauro, Supreme Court Correspondent, National Law Journal
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Judge Barbara Haynes failed to recuse herself Nov 2010 Nashville, Tennessee Nov 2010 - A medical mal practice case against a doctor at Vanderbilt was pending before Judge Barbara Haynes when she failed to disclose that she had served on the Board of Directors. After she ruled adverse to the interest of the plaintiff, the litigant discovered this conflict and the attorney moved for recusal. She refused. Murfressboro Attorney Wm Kennerly Berger