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Prof. James Sample Comments in ABC News Story on Trump-Appointed Judge’s Refusal to Recuse Himself From Fusion GPS Dossier Case

James Sample , Professor of Law

Trump-appointed judge who donated to campaign refuses to recuse himself from dossier matter
By Ali Dukakis
ABC News
Feb. 22, 2018

James Sample, a professor of law at Hofstra University who has written extensively on the subject of recusal, says that while he found some of the judge’s contentions “curious,” recusal would not necessarily be required under the law.

“My assessment is that while a cautious recusal in this case would certainly not be inappropriate, it does not appear to be a case in which the judge’s disqualification is objectively required under the statute,” Sample told ABC News.

Read the full article on the ABC News website.

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