The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Caperton v. Massey Coal Company has already been given a range of interpretations by commentators. By a 5-4 vote, the Court said the constitutional right to due process can sometimes require an elected judge to recuse in a case involving a campaign benefactor. To sort out the meaning and implications of the Caperton ruling, Tony Mauro spoke with former Texas Chief Justice Thomas Phillips.
Sweep of recusal ruling unclear
The National Law Journal
June 15, 2009
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