In their latest column, Joel Cohen and Katherine A. Helm turn their attention to the Gulf Coast oil spill and its impact on the perennial issue of when judges should recuse or be disqualified from hearing a particular case. They conclude that, not only is it unrealistic to think we can eradicate all judicial biases, but it is also unwise. Say Cohen and Helm: We want our judges to live in the real world, so that they can bring their life experiences and common sense to the table when deciding cases.
The BP Mess: Judging Judges' Impartiality
Special to Law.com
August 2, 2010