Al-Turk v. University of Nebraska et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER that Judge Kopf recuses himself from this case and the Clerk shall refer this matter to the Chief Judge for reassignment. Ordered by Senior Judge Richard G. Kopf. (JSF)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
LAYTH MOHAMMAD AL-TURK,
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, BOARD )
OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF )
NEBRASKA, UNIVERSITY OF
NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF LAW,
SUSAN POSER, Dean of the University of )
Nebraska, College of Law, JOHN LENICH, )
Honor Code Prosecutor for the College of
Law, BRIAN LEPARD, Individually, and
CRAIG R. LAWSON, Honor Committee
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Following the institution of this lawsuit, a personal matter arose last week involving one of
my adult children and that matter causes me to recuse myself from this case. My son, a graduate
of the University of Nebraska, is completing his post-doctoral studies in Australia in the field of
biology. He is seeking positions with American universities. In that connection, last week, I wrote
an official of the University of Nebraska requesting help in my son’s job search. Although my
motivation was innocent, I realized over the weekend that my contact with a party, while I was the
judge assigned to this case, was improper. I apologize to the parties for my mistake.
IT IS ORDERED that I recuse myself from this case and the Clerk shall refer this matter to
the Chief Judge for reassignment.
DATED this 8th day of April, 2013.
BY THE COURT:
Richard G. Kopf
Senior United States District Judge
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