One essential component of equal justice under the law is a neutral and detached judge to preside over the court proceedings. Public confidence in the legal system is maintained when a judge has no interest in the parties, attorneys or subject matter of the litigation. Sua sponte or by motion of a party, a federal judge is subject to disqualification for conflicts of interest on both constitutional and statutory grounds
Original Publication Information
Abramson, Leslie W. "Specifying Grounds for Judicial Disqualification in Federal Courts." 1993 Nebraska Law Review, 72(4): 1046-1081.
Abramson, Leslie W., "Specifying grounds for judicial disqualification in federal courts." (1993). Faculty Scholarship. 805.