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Williams v. Pennsylvania

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

5-3 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that a Pennsylvania justice’s refusal to recuse himself from an appeal related to a murder case in which he had been the prosecuting attorney years before violates the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School