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Supreme Court: Ethics and Recusals

Supreme Court: Ethics and Recusals

There is no formal law or regulation governing which ethics rules apply to Supreme Court Justices and when they should recuse themselves from participating on a case in which they may be biased or perceived to be biased. In this class, we shall look at what might cause a Justice to be biased. We will review actual cases when Justices did recuse themselves as well as cases where it appears they should have but did not. 

Cosponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI Mason).


Ben Gold served for 18 years as a docent at the Supreme Court and over the past 20 years has taught many classes at OLLI about the history of the Court and classes discussing ongoing cases. He holds a BA in Political Science from Stanford University and an MS in Computer Science.

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This program is appropriate for ages 18+. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button. A Zoom link will be emailed two days before start of each program. 

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024
2:15pm - 3:40pm
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