Judge Chutkan declines to recuse herself from Trump 2020 election case

Posted on AllSides September 27th, 2023
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U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan on Wednesday declined to recuse herself from former President Trump's federal 2020 election interference case.

Driving the news: Chutkan said in her decision Wednesday that her statements "certainly do not manifest a deep-seated prejudice that would make fair judgment impossible — the standard for recusal based on statements with intrajudicial origins."

Trump's attorneys argued in a court filing earlier this month that Chutkan should recuse herself because she has "suggested that President Trump should be prosecuted and imprisoned."

However, Chutkan said in her decision that...

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