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Recent Examples of recuse from the Web
In the interview, host Nora O’Donnell asked Gowdy about a New York Times report late Tuesday that Trump objected to Sessions’s decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation in March 2017 and told him he should reverse his decision.
His grievance was with Mr. Sessions: The president objected to his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
Trump’s tweets came just hours after The New York Times reported that Trump had, in March 2017, asked Sessions to reverse his decision to recuse himself from all federal investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
His grievance was with Sessions: The president objected to his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
As someone who draws a check from Tennis Channel, I am conflicted and should perhaps recuse myself entirely.
Still, Seymore should step back and recuse himself from this issue.
Mill's lawyers have unsuccessfully appealed the sentence multiple times and have called for Judge Genece Brinkley to recuse herself from the case.
In turn, the special prosecutors’ team hired an attorney of their own and called for Hooks to recuse himself from the case, saying his comments amounted to an attack on their integrity.
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Did You Know?
Recuse is derived from the Anglo-French word recuser, which comes from Latin recusare, meaning "to refuse." English speakers began using "recuse" with the meaning "to refuse or reject" in the 14th century. By the 17th century, the term had acquired the meaning "to challenge or object to (a judge)." The current legal use of "recuse" as a term specifically meaning "to disqualify (oneself) as a judge" didn't come into frequent use until the mid-20th century. Broader applications soon followed from this sense - you can now recuse yourself from such things as debates and decisions as well as court cases.
legal Definition of recuse
- an order recusing the district attorney from any proceeding may be appealed by the district attorney or the Attorney General
- —California Penal Code
Origin and Etymology of recuse
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