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Criminal Practice – Partial recusal of judge might be required at sentencing (access required)

Where a judge presiding over a criminal trial had prosecuted the defendant for bank robbery in 1989, mandamus was denied because it was not certain that the prior conviction would be relevant. The judge could preside over the case and if the prior conviction became relevant during sentencing, a recusal could occur then. Background Judge Robert J. ...

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