County Not Asking For Judge's Recusal In Arpaio Case

By Will Stone
Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 5:44pm
(Courtesy of Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Facebook)
Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Maricopa County is not asking for the federal judge in charge of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s civil contempt case to remove himself. The county filed a motion on that Wednesday afternoon.

In a unanimous vote, county supervisors decided they should not get involved because the county is currently appealing its status as a party to the case. That stems from an April ruling by a federal court that said Arpaio's office had been improperly named as a party and instead substituted the county.

Last week, Arpaio’s defense filed a motion arguing that Judge Snow's impartiality is now in question because of his decision to examine whether the sheriff ever investigated him or his family. 

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