Gavel and Themis statue in the court library
Gavel and Themis statue in the court library.

Law’s Cassandra Burke Robertson discusses Ohio law giving discretion to federal judges in deciding recusal

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine’s refusal to recuse from lawsuit involving father may be unprecedented

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Cassandra Burke Robertson, the John Deaver Drinko-BakerHostetler Professor of Law and director of the Center for Professional Ethics, said there is no way to challenge an Ohio Supreme Court justice’s decision not to follow the code of conduct that applies to all other judges in the state. “It is essentially up to the judge to determine whether disqualification is required,” she said.