Doing so makes it unnecessary for judges to decide themselves whether to recuse.
Jurors are obliged to recuse themselves in the case of conflicts of interest.
Cuccinelli has been called on to recuse himself and his office from the case.
late 14c., "to reject another's authority as prejudiced," from Old French recuser (13c.), from Latin recusare "make an objection against; decline, refuse, reject; be reluctant to," from re- (see re-) + causa (see cause (n.)). Specifically, in law, "reject or challenge (a judge or juror) as disqualified to act." The word now is used mostly reflectively. Related: Recused; recusing.