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TITLE XXII

RECUSATION OF JUDGES AND DISTRICT ATTORNEYS

CHAPTER 1.  RECUSATION OF JUDGES

Art. 671.  Grounds for recusation of judge

A.  In a criminal case a judge of any court, trial or appellate, shall be recused when he:

(1)  Is biased, prejudiced, or personally interested in the cause to such an extent that he would be unable to conduct a fair and impartial trial;

(2)  Is the spouse of the accused, of the party injured, of an attorney employed in the cause, or of the district attorney; or is related to the accused or the party injured, or to the spouse of the accused or party injured, within the fourth degree; or is related to an attorney employed in the cause or to the district attorney, or to the spouse of either, within the second degree;

(3)  Has been employed or consulted as an attorney in the cause, or has been associated with an attorney during the latter's employment in the cause;

(4)  Is a witness in the cause;

(5)  Has performed a judicial act in the case in another court; or

(6)  Would be unable, for any other reason, to conduct a fair and impartial trial.

B.  In any cause in which the state, or a political subdivision thereof, or a religious body is interested, the fact that the judge is a citizen of the state or a resident of the political subdivision, or pays taxes thereto, or is a member of the religious body is not of itself a ground for recusation.

Acts 1988, No. 515, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1989.

{{NOTE:  SEE ACTS 1988, NO. 515, §12.}}



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