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Brett Kavanaugh recusals likely to disappoint conservatives

Source: 
The Washington Times
Author: 
Alex Swoyer
Date: 
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Conservatives were hoping to get a new justice onto the Supreme Court before a major case involving illegal immigrants’ rights to abortion reaches the justices, but they may end up being disappointed by Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to fill the looming vacancy.

Since he participated in the case while on the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Judge Kavanaugh would have to recuse himself when the case reached the justices, under standard court practice.

Luman Mulligan, a law professor at the University of Kansas, said Judge Kavanaugh would likely need to recuse himself in this case too since it would be the safer course to preserve impartiality.

Faculty name: 
Lumen Mulligan