Judge Denounces Palestinian Woman’s Recusal Request in Immigration Case

, The National Law Journal


A federal judge in Detroit with ties to Jewish organizations has angrily rejected an unusual motion urging him to recuse in an immigration case brought by a Palestinian-American woman.

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  • Hatem Abudayyeh

    Maybe you should write a follow up, because the "baseless assertion" and "irresponsible speculation" turned out to be true: http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/29216556-418/judge-reverses-course-recuses-self-from-trial-of-palestinian-immigrant.html

  • Michael

    Given the history and present abuse and negative stereotyping of Palestinians--much like that done to Native Americans--especially by the people who support Israeli policies of hatred, discrimination against and killing of many civilian Palestinians, I believe that adherence to principles to avoid even an appearance of partiality required recusal. Just as I also think Justice Thomas should recuse himself from hearing cases involving his wife‘s activities.

  • Alex

    For heaven‘s sake, the judge in ND Cal. who started the line of gay marriage cases was gay (incidentally HE should have recused himself -- it was much more personal since it impacted his personal status and life options).

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