Procedure to Review Recusal Decisions of Supreme Court Justices

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 2, 2004

In a January 30, 2004 letter to Chief Justice Rehnquist, Reps. Waxman and Conyers requested an “exam[ination] of the merits of establishing a procedure for formal review of recusal decisions by Supreme Court Justices.” This letter is a follow-up to a January 22, 2004 letter sent to Chief Justice Rehnquist by Senators Leahy and Lieberman “inquir[ing] what canons, procedures and rules are in place for Supreme Court justices to determine whether they must or should recuse themselves…” Chief Justice Rehnquist’s reply to this letter is here. The focus of these communications is the Supreme Court review this year of In re: Cheney.

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