Ind. Justice Refuses To Step Down From Gas Contract Case

Law360, New York (August 14, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT) -- An Indiana Supreme Court justice on Wednesday quickly brushed aside demands from citizens groups to recuse himself from a case challenging state approval of a coal gasification sale agreement, saying his work for the former governor and his friendship with the project's director shouldn't disqualify him.

The Sierra Club, Citizens Action Coalition and two other nonprofits lodged a motion for disqualification on Wednesday morning claiming that Justice Mark Massa's impartiality might be reasonably questioned, but Justice Massa struck back only a few hours later with an...
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