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The Elusive Goal of Impartiality


Debra Lyn Bassett


Southwestern Law School

Rex Perschbacher


University of California, Davis - School of Law

August 29, 2011

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 97, No. 1, 2011
Southwestern Law School Working Paper No. 1131

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Over the past ten years, the topic of judicial recusal has received increased attention in virtually every quarter – in the media, in the legal commentary, and even in Congress. The reason for this surge in interest is not due to recent changes in the applicable recusal standards or enhanced investigative reporting, but rather largely appears to be the result of inadequate attention to – or perhaps in some cases, arrogance or callous disregard for – the recusal standards, exacerbated by procedural deficiencies that prevent the recusal rules from being fully effective. This Article seeks to identify the flaws with the current approach to judicial recusal, and then offers a four-step proposal for restoring faith in the judiciary.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 34

Keywords: judicial recusal, judicial disqualification, legal ethics

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Date posted: August 30, 2011 ; Last revised: November 4, 2011

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Bassett, Debra Lyn and Perschbacher, Rex, The Elusive Goal of Impartiality (August 29, 2011). Southwestern Law School Working Paper No. 1131. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1919252

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Debra Lyn Bassett (Contact Author)
Southwestern Law School ( email )
3050 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States
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Rex Perschbacher
University of California, Davis - School of Law ( email )
Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall
Davis, CA 95616-5201
United States
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