A House judiciary subcommittee has scheduled a hearing for Thursday on the recusal of judges. Lawmakers have shown a renewed interest in the issue, with plans to examine the process that federal judges use to decide recusal motions. The hearing will mark the first time Congress has addressed recusals in a significant way since 2004, when Democrats criticized Justice Antonin Scalia for declining to recuse in a case involving Vice President Dick Cheney.
House Judiciary Subcommittee Sets Its Sights on Judge Recusals
The National Law Journal
December 7, 2009