Tuesday, January 15, 2008

To recuse or not to recuse...

Judge Gold recused on the Ted Klein mold case. Julie Kay, in the National Law Journal, speculates that the entire Southern District bench may follow suit:

U.S. District Judge Alan Gold in Miami has recused himself from a Freedom of Information case brought by the children of deceased magistrate judge Ted Klein against the General Services Administration. Gold's judicial assistant confirmed Monday that Gold has recused himself from the controversial case. Many are speculating that the entire Southern District of Florida bench will wind up recusing themselves and a judge in another district will hear the case. On Dec. 28, the children of deceased Magistrate Judge Ted Klein filed a complaint in Miami federal court accusing the General Services Administration of failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request seeking information about the David Dyer Federal Courthouse.

UPDATE -- This morning a judge from the Nothern District of Georgia has been assigned the case.

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