NJ High Court Rules Having Cop For Son Is Conflict For Judge

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 7:17 PM EST) -- In a decision that could affect judicial recusals statewide, New Jersey's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a municipal court judge whose son became a police officer in the same municipality can neither hear cases involving that police department nor supervise judges who do.

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously to uphold a committee decision that Judge George M. Boyd, who has served in Perth Amboy, N.J., since 1991, cannot sit on cases involving Perth Amboy's police department now that his son has become a member. Judge...
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