recusal


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re·cuse

 (rĭ-kyo͞oz′)
tr.v. re·cused, re·cus·ing, re·cus·es
To disqualify or seek to disqualify (a judge or juror) from participation in the decision in a case, as for personal prejudice against a party or for personal interest in the outcome.

[Middle English recusen, from Old French recuser, from Latin recūsāre : re-, re- + causa, cause.]

re·cu′sal (-kyo͞o′zəl) n.

recusal

(rɪˈkjuːzəl)
n
the withdrawal of a judge from a legal case
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recusal - (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
disqualification - the act of preventing someone from participating by finding them unqualified
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Her suit said, "Unless the [immigration] agency is prevented from having unbridled power to issue recusal orders against immigration judges, based on their race, national origin, religion or perceived interests, the effect is that immigration judges will be improperly manipulated and intimidated by Justice Department officials, and their decisional independence will be severely threatened.
Paxton's critics reiterated their belief that he should step down following the news of his recusal.
Tyszka did not predict exactly what form the innovation might take, but said that he had already heard of firms experimenting with online video technology to help consumers understand their recusal rights, for example.
Judge of the Constitutional Chamber Kurmantai Abdiyev did not consider the suit of social activists into unconstitutionality of compulsory biometric registration and asked for recusal.
AFTER settling questions on conflict of interest and bias which has been dogging the Supreme Court for the past two weeks, a five- judge constitution bench finally cleared the decks on Wednesday to begin the hearing on the validity of National Judicial Appointments Commission ( NJAC) by rejecting demands for recusal of judges.
The High Court-approved recusal application by apartheid-era chemical and biological weapons expert Dr Wouter Basson to the two-person Medical and Dental Professions Board Professional Conduct Committee was turned down flat last month.
In response, Irfan filed an application not only seeking recusal of the judges but also stating that the court in its order had framed intriguing questions seeking explanation qua engagement of the counsel in the case.
In response, Mr Qadir filed an application not only seeking recusal of the judges but also stating that the court in its order had framed intriguing questions seeking explanation qua engagement of the counsel in the case.
It will detail her recusal obligations regarding outside entities with which she or her spouse are or were affiliated, indicate which stocks she had to sell and tell you if she signed an ethics pledge agreeing to additional restrictions.
The demand for Darren Wilson's arrest and the recusal of the St.
A university spokesman said: "They will be discussing judicial recusal - the principle that judges must disqualify themselves from proceedings if they decide that it is not appropriate for them to hear a case.
Second, we need to consider adopting standards for recusal of judges at the circuit court level as well as the appellate level.