Is Facebook friendship grounds for a judge’s recusal? – Part II

Earlier this week, be began a discussion about a DUI case and an issue that could become more prevalent in future criminal cases: whether or not a Facebook friendship between a judge and defendant is a significant enough link to question the judge’s ability to rule in a case. Judges in Wisconsin and elsewhere need […]

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Is Facebook friendship grounds for a judge’s recusal? – Part I

It is important for Wisconsin judges to remain impartial and fair, particularly in criminal cases. For instance, if the judge is friends with a defendant who has been charged with DUI, that connection might unfairly influence the judge’s ruling. In these situations, judges (or prosecutors) will often recuse themselves from the case. But in the […]

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