State Supreme Court rejects petition to change recusal rules

The state Supreme Court has rejected a petition from 54 retired judges and justices to change its recusal rules, with the conservative majority voting to keep the current standards in place.
Justice Annette Ziegler, who made a motion to dismiss the petition, said the proposed rule changes wouldn't stand constitutional scrutiny and do not "comport" with her views of the constitution.
Meanwhile, fellow conservative Justice Rebecca Bradley said the petition presumes the state's judges and justices "are incapable of fulfilling their oaths."
"I reject that premise," she said. "It is a falsehood. Ev...

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