NY Recusal Rules Aim To Overhaul Judicial Image

Law360, New York (March 24, 2011, 2:28 PM EDT) -- As one of the first states with an elected judiciary to propose bold new recusal rules regarding legal contributors, New York is drawing cheers from court reform advocates who think the proposal could boost public confidence in the judiciary.

In his annual State of the Judiciary address in February, New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said the ways New York's nearly 1,000 elected judges maintain an appearance of impartiality — despite drawing in tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the...
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