TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Nov 2, 2015

Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich filed a motion Friday asking Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Carolyn Wade Blackett to recuse herself from all cases on her docket due to concerns about the judge’s impartiality, The Commerical Appeal reports. The request comes after Blackett granted a new trial in a case after meeting with jurors. "Judge Blackett's conduct after hearing the jurors' comments reasonably could have been viewed as evidencing a personal bias or prejudice against members of the staff of the Shelby County District Attorney General," Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Alan Glenn said.