FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 15, 2003
Community Rights Counsel and Citizens for
Responsibility and Ethics in Washington today filed the
attached petition for review of the order by Tenth Circuit
Chief Judge Deanell Tacha dismissing our complaint against
Judge Clarence Brimmer in the Roadless Rule case.
We argue that the Chief Judge was wrong in
concluding that we were inappropriately challenging Judge
Brimmers decision to preside over the
Roadless Rule case, because 1) there is no evidence that
Judge Brimmer ever even considered whether or not to recuse
himself, and 2) he hid from the parties the basis for seeking
Our petition will be considered by the full
Judicial Council of the Tenth Circuit.
Please call Doug Kendall at 202-296-6889 x.3
or Melanie Sloan at 202-223-0133 if you would like any more
details about this action.