Q: how likely will a supreme court- new york judge recuse himself?

judge has presided over family case for over a year and in post judgement action, which involves a mentally ill defendant the judge recently denied a motion filed by defendant, the defendant then filed a motion for the judge to recuse from further matters in the case claiming bias and an appearance of bias and citing an anonymous harassing email sent to the court over a year ago as the cause of bias that led to the judgement received. defendant has multiple priors, multiple orders of protection and a full stay away for greater than 5 years, constantly filing motions every 3 months repeatedly and engaged in forum shopping even.. how likely will the current presiding judge voluntarily recuse?

1 Lawyer Answer
Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler

A: This is not a case where the judge is likely to recuse himself or herself. This sounds like an instance where one of the parties is about to become designated a vexatious litigant.

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