Gomez v. Holder et al

Filing 2

ORDER OF RECUSAL directing reassignment to another judge. By Judge Robert E. Blackburn on 08/02/2010. (sah, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Judge Robert E. Blackburn Civil Action No. 10-cv-01818-REB-MEH ROBERT GOMEZ, Plaintiff, v. ERIC HOLDER, Attorney General of the United States, and AKAL SECURITY, INC., Defendants. ORDER OF RECUSAL Blackburn, J. The matter is before me sua sponte. I am the chairman of the Court Security Committee for the District of Colorado. The plaintiff was and defendant AKAL Security, Inc,. is involved in providing security for the judicial officers and staff in various federal courts in the District of Colorado. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 455, a judge should recuse himself from a case when his participation in the case creates an appearance of impropriety. See United States v. Pearson, 203 F.3d 1243, 1264 (10th Cir. 2000). To eschew the appearance of impropriety, I conclude that I must recuse myself from this case. THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED as follows: 1. That under 28 U.S.C. 455(a), I RECUSE myself from this case; and 2. That the case SHALL BE REASSIGNED pursuant to D.C.COLO.LCivR 40.1B. and F. Dated August 2, 2010, at Denver, Colorado. BY THE COURT:

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