It is unlikely the state Superior Court will require Luzerne County Judge Lesa Gelb to recuse herself from cases featuring testimony from police officers who have been sued by her husband. But she ought to do so anyway.
Every day across Pennsylvania, judges hear cases argued by attorneys who have given them campaign contributions. Even if challenged by a litigant about the influence such contributions might have, there is no requirement for a judge to step down if the judge feels he or she can remain impartial.
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