Justice Elena Kagan will not be deciding an immigration suit argued at the Supreme Court in October due to a recent revelation that she had worked on an earlier version of the case while serving in the Obama administration.
This marks the third term in a row in which a justice has heard arguments in a case and then later realized he or she had a conflict that by law required a recusal.
This is embarrassing. But there's a solution.
Sign the petition below to tell the justices they should adopt the uniform, software-based conflict-check system that's currently used by all non-SCOTUS federal judges — and may lower the frequency of these of mistakes.