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Toledo abortion clinic asks Supreme Court justice to remove herself from case


Toledo abortion clinic asks Supreme Court justice to remove herself from case
Toledo Blade

“It is important to note that while Justice Kennedy may be perfectly able to decide this abortion case impartially and free from bias, recusal is still required given that the bar is set low: when a judge’s impartiality might be reasonably questioned,” she wrote.Two ethics complaints filed by outside individuals and groups had previously been filed with an arm of the high court accusing Justice Kennedy, a Butler County Republican, of a conflict of interest in the case. The justice, endorsed by anti-abortion rights organizations, spoke at the Greater Toledo Right to Life’s annual breakfast legislative briefing fund-raiser in March shortly after the court agreed to hear the state’s appeal in the Capital Care case.An appointed panel dismissed both grievances, saying good cause did not exist for the cases to move forward.

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