William Zloch Judge William J Zloch Abovethelaw Above the Law blog.jpgHere’s a story about a rather strange (and weak) recusal motion, from the Daily Business Review:

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., attorney Loring Spolter is accusing U.S. District Judge William Zloch of bias in two employment discrimination cases, citing his deep religious beliefs, and wants the judge removed from the cases.

In a 110-page motion for recusal filed last month, Spolter cited Zloch’s hiring of several law clerks from Ave Maria Law School, a donation to the Roman Catholic school and his attendance at several junkets for judges sponsored by conservative organizations.

A 110-page recusal motion? Maybe Judge Zloch will recuse to avoid having to read it.
One local lawyer came to the judge’s defense:

Arthur Schofield, a West Palm Beach, Fla., attorney, said Zloch exhibited no bias when he ruled for his client — a stripper — last year. She was suing her employer, Platinum Showgirls, for listing her as an independent contractor and refusing to pay her an hourly wage. Zloch ruled she was entitled to hourly pay.

Well, that doesn’t prove much. The Bible teaches: “Render unto strippers the things which are strippers’.”
Federal Judge Accused of Religious Bias [Daily Business Review]


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