Saturday, July 09, 2005


Judge King has now recused himself from all criminal cases twice in the last two months because his secretary (it appears) is the target of a federal investigation. The details can be read here in a Daily Business Review article by Dan Christensen. I'm not sure why this requires his recusal, but that is a matter between the U.S. Attorney's Office, Judge King, and the Chief Judge. It has come to light during this set of recusals that there is an unpusblished and secret local policy manual that only the judges have access to, which apparently trumps the published local rules (available here). We have had other press regarding secret proceedings; remember the stir about secret dockets.

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