3.1007 Disqualification of judges.

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(a) No judge shall sit in any case in which he, or a family of which he is a member, has a substantial interest, or in which he has been counsel, is or has been a material witness, or is a member of the same family with any party to the case.

(b) Neither the Chief Justice, nor the Associate Justice, nor any associate judge of the High Court shall sit in the appellate division of that court in the hearing and determination of any appeal from the decision of a case or question decided by him, or the decision of which he joined in the trial court.

History: 1962, PL 7-36.

Case Notes:

Duty to recuse is mandatory. Meredith v. Atualevao, ASR ,1979.