Rutgers Students Seek To Oust Judge In COVID Vaccine Suit

By Bill Wichert (September 7, 2021, 3:33 PM EDT) -- A group of Rutgers students said a New Jersey federal judge should step aside from hearing their suit over the university's COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students, claiming his previous work as an adjunct professor at Rutgers creates the appearance that he could be biased.

The five students and fellow plaintiff and nonprofit Children's Health Defense Inc. on Friday asked U.S. District Judge Zahid N. Quraishi to recuse himself from presiding over the case, citing his part-time position as a lecturer in the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Judge Quraishi, a onetime magistrate judge, made history this year in becoming the first Muslim...

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