Barbara Lagoa refused to recuse herself from Florida felons’ voting case, creating controversy

The Washington Post

The two contended that the state and federal cases were separate and distinct, “involving different persons, different issues, and different courts,” they wrote. “We were never judges, lawyers, or litigants in this case, and did not have anything to do with this case, until after we became judges on this Court and Appellants filed their motion for rehearing.” Paul Smith, vice president for litigation and strategy at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center, which filed the petition, said in an interview that the plaintiffs had a strong enough argument to press for recusal.

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