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Art. 153. Recusal on court's own motion

            A. A judge may recuse himself in any cause in which a ground for recusal exists, whether or not a motion for his recusal has been filed by a party.

            B. A district judge may recuse himself in any cause objecting to the candidacy or contesting the election for any office in which the district or jurisdiction of such office lies wholly within the judicial district of the court on which the district judge serves.

            C. Prior to the cause being allotted to another judge, a judge who recuses himself for any reason shall contemporaneously file in the record the order of recusal and written reasons that provide the factual basis for recusal under Article 151. The judge shall also provide a copy of the recusal and the written reasons therefor to the judicial administrator of the supreme court.

            Acts 2010, No. 262, §1; Acts 2021, No. 143, §1.

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