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John Burkoff of Recusal of Judges

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May 1, 2012

Professor John Burkoff told the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader that a judge who denied two motions to recuse herself, because her lawyer husband had previously sued the two police officers involved, probably did not make a mistake. "Judges have discretion to decide whether to recuse themselves.  The only way an appellate court reviews a judge's decision is if he or she abused his or her discretion."  

See the Times Leader story here.

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