Rule 2.11(a)(2)(A) of the Code of Judicial Conduct provides, '[A] judge shall disqualify himself or herself in any proceeding in which the judge's impartiality might reasonably be questioned including but not limited to the following circumstances . . . [t]he judge knows that the judge . . . or a person within the third degree of relationship to [the judge] is: (A) party to the proceeding.'
Bennett v. Chenault
January 26, 2012