Federal Judge Recuses Himself From Gitmo Case After Bias Claim
U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth has recused himself from the habeas case of Guantanamo detainee Abdal Razik Ali.
In a nutshell, Judge Lamberth, in an interview with Pro Publica, discussed how judges were weighing the risks of releasing detainees. He was quoted as saying, not with respect to any particular detainee:
"How confident can I be that if I make the wrong choice that he won’t be the one that blows up the Washington Monument or the Capitol?"
Ali's lawyer filed a motion to recuse him. [More...]
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