Do you think a Supreme Court justice who has given good wishes, outside of court, to one side or the other should sit in judgment of the case?
Should we hold the justice who chooses to remain on the case accountable for his or her recusal decision?
The Chief Justice of the Court devoted his year-end report on the federal judiciary to claiming that Their Honors need to choose whether to recuse in Total Peace. He went on to say:
Indeed, if the Supreme Court reviewed those decisions [on whether or not to recuse], it would create an undesirable situation in which the Court could affect the outcome of a case by selecting who among its Members may participate.
So you can "affect the outcome of a case by selecting who among [the Court's Members]" get to vote. Huh.