Motion Seeks Disqualification of Linda Reade in Rubashkin Case


rubashkinA recusal motion to disqualify Chief Judge Linda Reade from current and future proceedings in Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin’s case was filed late Wednesday night. Click here to read the motion.

The motion by the Rubashkin team asks that Reade be recused due to conflict of interest related to her husband having been a partner in the legal firm that was involved in a number of business-related affairs for Rubashkin.

The lawyers for Sholom Mordechai included a “friend of the court” brief with over 85 officials who state that the judge should have, on her own, recused herself.

Among the other details mentioned in the motion is the fact that Reade had private communication with prosecutors before Sholom Mordechai was charged and while he was awaiting sentencing. The judge, therefore, had no impartiality and should have disqualified herself from hearing the case. Unfortunately she did not, instead imposing a draconian 27-year-sentence.

All are asked to continue to daven for Reb Sholom Mordechai ben Rivka.

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  1. Linda was an embarrassment from day one. Her presiding over the case was a scam that everyone knew, but the DOJ is so corrupt, this has become par for the course. May true justice emerge.
    Sholom Mordechai, stay strong my friend.

  2. Let us continue to daven for our dear brother; R’ Sholom Mordechai Haleivi ben Rivka.

    Chasdei Hashem that we were zoche to see yeshuos with the 3 boys from Japan & Yanky Ostreicher; & let’s remember about our dear brother that also awaits a yeshuah.

    As we enter this time of year, at the threshold of Chodshei Adar & Nissan, a time of joy & redemption, let us daven that we be zoche to witness our brother’s redemtion & that he be able to rejoice the upcoming Yomim Tovim with his family.

  3. we have to daven like never before…. lets all storm the gates of heaven beseech HKBH for mercy for this man and his family…. we can do it, its up to us

  4. Eric Holder, the UNELECTED criminal aught to be thrown in the worst prison with rat infestation, for life!!! HE is the real problem here!

  5. the friend of court (amicus)brief is an old brief filed in the US Supreme Court, they just quoted from that brief in this new motion to recuse Judge Reade

  6. The person to the right of a young Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin is that of his grandfather Harav Hachosid Reb Uziel Chazanov ZT”L, who was a son-in-law of Harav Hagoen V’harav Hachosid Reb Meir Simcha Chein of the city of Nevelle, White Russia, a Chosid of thr Rebbe Rashab, Nismoso B’ginzei Eiden. May their Zechusem protect Reb Sholom Mordechai, and may he merit to be released shortly.