June 27, 2009

Thank you, thank you very much, Part III

As I said earlier, the most significant observation made by the [Caperton] majority was to reiterate that State courts are essentially unbound by federal law from devising their own recusal standards.
— Me, 06/10/09
The [Caperton] majority opinion recognized — even urges — States to pass recusal rules that are more rigorous than the due process floor in order to ensure the appearance and reality of impartial judges.
— Thomas Phillips,* 06/11/09
* Former Texas Chief Justice.

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