Monday, November 01, 2010

SJC Recusal Rule Effective Today

SJC Rule 1:22 Motions to Recuse is effective today. This new rule provides a procedure for recusal of a Supreme Court Justice from a full court case, including a method for review if the Justice whose recusal is sought denies the original motion.

"This rule applies only to full court cases. Recusal rulings in single justice cases are, and will continue to be, reviewable in the regular course on appeal from any adverse final judgment in the single justice case."