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The judge recused herself because she had received campaign contributions from the defendant.
  disqualify oneself in a particular case — as a judge would do if asked to rule on a friend’s trial
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  • The judge recused herself because she had received campaign contributions from the defendant.
  • The Senator recused herself from the vote because of a conflict of interest.
  • The judge recused herself because she thought it was impossible to render a decision and maintain the appearance of fairness.
  • Judge Cormier would recuse herself, certainly.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes

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  • You should recuse yourself from this discussion.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Because if it’s about some personal animosity you hold toward me, perhaps you should consider recusing yourself from this case and let her enter her plea in front of an impartial judge:’ Glass was a bully, and like all bullies, he became angry and confused when people stood up to him.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • He came to Vanderbilt and recused himself from the race.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Well, if Mr. Longfellow intends to make himself a material witness in this case, I insist he recuse himself as counsel for Miss Cardinal.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Through my cross-examination and attempts to force the judge to recuse himself, I had made the statements I wanted about the unfairness of the court.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • If Josie had even still been friendly with Peter Houghton, Alex would have recused herself.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes

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  • I then made application for the recusal of the magistrate on the groundsthat I did not consider myself morally bound to obey laws made by a Parliament in which I had no representation.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • You’d never want to be the one to ask a judge to recuse herself.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • After today’s hearing, where the prosecution had made its motion to have her recused, she needed some advice.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The only person who had a right to ask Alex to recuse herself was Josie, but Alex knew that ultimately her daughter would understand.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • ’It’s a motion to recuse yourself from the Houghton case.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • It was one thing to recuse yourself before the proceedings started.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Why not recuse herself from the biggest trial of her career, ask for administrative leave, and go out for coffee with the detective on the case all in one fell swoop?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Divorcing herself from the case, writing the motion to recuse herself-that was not nearly as terrifying as what would happen tomorrow, when she was no longer the judge on the Houghton case.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He’d gotten what he wanted: Cormier’s recusal.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • "So that there is no discussion that Jia’s personal friendship with Helen Blackthorn will have influenced her decision, she has recused herself," he said.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • In her whole life, she’d never known her mother to back down from any legal challenge; plus, hadn’t they just had a conversation about the fact that she wasn’t recusing herself?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He already knew that she’d recused herself from the case-that happy announcement had been passed down this afternoon.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • But even after I recused myself, Josie’when we went to see Jordan, and you said you didn’t remember anything’That’s why I had you swear the affidavit.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Tell that to everyone who wants me to recuse myself.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • What if the lawyer only did that to get me off the case because I was too stubborn to recuse myself when the issue was first raised?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Because to be honest, Jordan, I’m so damn tired that I need clues, here, if we’re going to shift topics" ’I just can’t figure out why she hasn’t recused herself.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
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