Federal Judge Subject to In-Court Death Threat by Criminal Defendant Not Required to Recuse Himself from Sentencing, Holds Split Seventh Circuit Panel

In United States v. Walsh, No. 21-1220 (7th Cir. Aug. 24, 2022), a 2-1 panel holds that a federal district court did not abuse its discretion in denying recusal from sentencing a criminal defendant who made a direct and credible death threat against the judge, his family, and court employees in court. “At 71 yearsContinue reading “Federal Judge Subject to In-Court Death Threat by Criminal Defendant Not Required to Recuse Himself from Sentencing, Holds Split Seventh Circuit Panel”