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New Scholarship: Geyh Summarizes Federal Disqualification Law

Posted by judicialethicsforum on Sunday, May, 1, 2011

The Federal Judicial Center has released the Second Edition of Judicial Disqualification: An Analysis of Federal Law.  This free monograph was put together by Professor Charlie Geyh, whose name alone almost guarantees quality work.  [The treatise is a revised and expanded edition of Recusal: Analysis of Case Law Under 28 U.S.C. §§ 455 & 144, published in 2002 (also by the Federal Judicial Center).]  Here is the Table of Contents for reference:

I.    History of Disqualification

II.   Disqualification Under 28 U.S.C. § 455

    A.    Overview

    B.    Grounds for disqualification

    C.    Disqualification procedure

III.  Disqualification Under 28 U.S.C. § 144

    A.    Overview

    B.    Grounds For disqualification

    C.    Disqualification Procedures

IV.  Disqualification Under 28 U.S.C. § 47

V.   Disqualification on Appeal

    A.    Routes of appellate review

    B.    Standards of review

    C.    Issues on appeal

    D.    Disqualification under 28 U.S.C. § 2106

Appendix: Code of Conduct for the United States Judges, Canons 3C and 3D

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