Wednesday, March 14, 2012

PENNumbra—Ifill criticizes C.J. Roberts on recusal issues

Sherrilyn A. IfillPENNumbra—University of Pennsylvania Law Review:
by Prof. Sherrilyn Ifill
"Chief Justice Roberts 2011 State of the Judiciary address confirmed what many court watchers have long suspected: our Supreme Court fails to appreciate and understand fully how the appearance of bias among the Court’s Justices may increasingly undermine the legitimacy of the court’s decisionmaking and implicate the due process rights of litigants who appear before the Court. See John G. Roberts, Jr., 2011 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary (2011) [hereinafter, Roberts, 2011 Report], available at"

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