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Judge's Tweets Don't Merit Recusal, Ninth Circuit Says - Environmental Law News

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Environmental Law News


Posted on: Jul 19, 2017

The Ninth Circuit recently upheld a $122.5 million California wildfire settlement, saying that alleged improper tweets by a federal judge were not grounds for recusal.

In addition to finding Sierra Pacific Industries’ claims of prosecutorial fraud were insufficient to overturn the settlement, the panel found that the claims a Twitter account allegedly controlled by the judge who refused to unwind the case followed an official U.S. attorney Twitter account were not sufficient to warrant recusal.

Read the full article from Law360 here.

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