One of the basic tenets of our judicial system is the right of litigants to have a neutral and impartial judge preside over their case. Over the last two hundred years, American legislatures and courts have sought to "secure the impartiality of trial judges by requiring judges to disqualify themselves in various circumstances." The latest Supreme Court case to consider the issue of judicial disqualification was Liteky v. United States.
Lori M. McPherson,
Liteky v. United States: The Supreme Court Restricts the Disqualification of Biased Federal Judges Under Section 455(A),
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