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  •  Is There Any Retro Recusal For Lower Judges? (2+ / 0-)
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    Johnny Q, Justanothernyer

    I've certainly never heard of such an idea. The Constitution does forbid congress from passing retroactive laws.

    IANAL.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 04:42:41 PM PDT

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    •  There's just no such thing anywhere, as far as (2+ / 0-)
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      VClib, Justanothernyer

      i know. At any level.  In fact, there are rules that say you can't wait until after a ruling to raise the issue of whether a judge should have recused himself or herself.  That's to prevent people from gaming the system -- only raising recusal if the judge rules against them.  

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