Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Supreme Court Decides that Due Process Requires Recusal in Muli-Million Dollar Campaign Donation Case

Back in March, the Indignant Indigent wrote about a case coming up before the Supreme Court in which the justices would be faced with the question of whether a judge who had received a multi-million dollar campaign contribution from a litigant should recuse himself from a case brought by that litigant/donor. Yesterday, the Supreme Court decided the case and, in a 5-4 decision, determined that due process requires recusal given all the circumstances of the case.

SCOTUSblog wrote an excellent summary of the decision that is available here.