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Chandler v. Gordon

United States District Court, Third Circuit

November 5, 2013

JOHNNY RAY CHANDLER, Plaintiff,
v.
MR. A. GORDON, Defendant.

ORDER

CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER, Chief District Judge.

AND NOW, this 5th day of November, 2013, upon consideration of plaintiff's motion for recusal (Doc. 8) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 144 and 455(a), in which a judge is required to recuse himself if he has a personal bias either against a party or in favor of any adverse party, 28 U.S.C. § 144[1], and under § 455(a), [2] a judge is required to recuse himself "[w]here he has a personal bias or prejudice concerning a party, " and that the bias necessary to require recusal generally "must stem from a source outside of the official proceedings, " Liteky v. United States , 510 U.S. 540, 554 (1994); Selkridae v. United of Omaha Life Ins. Co. , 360 F.3d 155, 167 (3d Cir. 2004) (beliefs or opinions which merit recusal must involve an extrajudicial factor) and that judicial rulings alone almost never constitute a valid basis for a bias or partiality motion, " Liteky , 510 U.S. at 555, and that plaintiff seeks recusal of the undersigned based on ...


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