The U.S. district judge presiding over Roger Stone’s case swatted down his request to disqualify herself over further proceedings because of alleged bias.
In a strongly worded order issued Sunday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson dismissed the Stone defense team’s claims, arguing that the motion to have her recuse herself lacked “any factual or legal support.”
“At bottom, given the absence of any factual or legal support for the motion for disqualification, the pleading appears to be nothing more than an attempt to use the Court’s docket to disseminate a statement for public consumption that has the words ‘judge’ and ‘biased’ in it,” Jackson wrote.
Judge Jackson denies Roger Stone’s motion to recuse, concluding that sole basis for motion is a headline including the words “judge” and “bias.” Facts matter. https://t.co/MXbpXW6tkz
— Barb McQuade (@BarbMcQuade) February 23, 2020