Judge rejects Roger Stone's motion to step down from case for praising juror 'integrity' - 2020-02-23
Roger Stone moved Judge Jackson to recuse herself from hearing his motion for a retrial (which motion is the reason he's been remanded to prison). The basis for the recusal motion was nonsense — arguing that because the judge said at sentencing that the jurors served with "integrity," she's too biased to rule on Stone's other motion arguing juror misconduct.
Judge Jackson responds that (a) her general statement about the jurors' integrity doesn't come close to addressing Stone's motion alleging juror misconduct; and (b) a judge's statements made from the bench while doing their job categorically can't constitute a basis to recuse.
She concluded that the recusal motion was nothing more than an attempt by Stone to "use the Court's docket to disseminate a statement for public consumption that has the words 'judge' and 'biased' in it."