Amending the Recusal Law (28 U.S.C. Sec. 455)

Carl Bernofsky
Carl Bernofsky 36 Comments
973 Signatures Goal: 2,000

This petition adds specific language to the federal recusal statute that will compel judges to withdraw from lawsuits in which their university employers are a party. It supports the incorporation of Sec. 455(b)(5)(v) into the United States Code, Title 28, Section 455(b), which adds the following phrase to the existing recusal statute: "Serves as an instructor or on an advisory board of an educational institution that is a party to the proceeding."

The petition is a response to the conduct of a federal judge who taught at a university, was a board member of one of its research centers, received $5,500 to teach a summer course at a resort location in Greece, and who nevertheless presided over a series of lawsuits against that university during the same period while never disclosing her association with it. When confronted with this conflict of interest, this judge refused to withdraw despite the canons of judicial conduct that indicate disqualification, and in defiance of the federal recusal statute whose broad language was ignored. Throughout the country, judges associated with universities are called upon to adjudicate cases in which those universities are defendants in lawsuits.

As signer of this petition, you join with others who believe that amending the Recusal Law (28 USC Sec. 455) brings us one step closer to the goal of "Equal Justice Under Law," a right promised by our Constitution but imperiled through the abuse of judicial discretion and the lack of public vigilance.

For background to this petition, see this video.

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  • Isacc Witham
    Nov 29, 2017
    Nov 29, 2017
    This Is Important. Judicial Tyranny Must Be STOPPED
  • JW Grenadier
    Nov 28, 2017
    Nov 28, 2017
    Thank you for this Petition. Will post and Text -
    NOT FAKE NEWS Judges think ProSe R “TRASH” -Why is everyone who knows this is the truth - staying silent?
    https://www.scribd.com/document/360592481/Judges-v-Jwg-v-FINAL-USDC-VA-DC-Complaint-Aug-Sept-2017 Ex: https://www.scribd.com/document/361295397/JWG-v-Judges-Exhibits-Certificate-of-Service-Pic-Oct-2017 more @ www.VALaw2010.blogspot.com
    Linda Kennedy Intervene https://www.scribd.com/document/364892575/linda-kennedy-intervene-to-shows-the-virginia-judicial-corruption

    October 2017 City of Alexandria Council Meeting
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbXnTcGiC1E
    Please Read and forward to others.

    I am the x-wife of the Son of a Judge. Our Judges are purchased with Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sex, weekend get away and monies received in all different ways.
  • ally jane
    ally jane United States, New York
    Oct 03, 2017
    Oct 03, 2017
    Lack of Judicial Oversight over their appointees & no oversight over the Judges makes it ripe for Exploitation of the Elderly, attys funding Judicial campaigns, Wards Estates looted , Family members banned and disinherited lying to Judge to generate fees. Senators and Governors are too busy with everything but taking care of the Seniors who built their cities off the sweat of their backs. Remove them!
  • Nancy L Hart
    Nancy L Hart United States, New York
    Sep 29, 2017
    Sep 29, 2017
    Judges should be held in Contempt and Sanctioned as every other person who violates Judidical Performance Duties or any other laws per their Industry and Civil Laws.
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    Paul Cummings
    2 weeks ago
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    Tracey Williams
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    Isacc Witham
    3 weeks ago
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    JW Grenadier
    3 weeks ago
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    Howard Mowers United States
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    ally jane United States
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    Laura Robertson United States
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    Nancy L Hart United States
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    Talakkottur R DAVID India
    7 months ago
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    josh hallock United States
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    Jerry Lahr United States
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    Ruby Richthofen United States
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    Valerie United States
    10 months ago
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    Nancy Holzheimer United States
    12 months ago
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    HERMAN LEE JONES United States
    1 year ago
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