TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Judge in George Zimmerman Case Offers to Recuse Herself over Husband’s Ties to CNN Analyst

A Florida judge offered to recuse herself from the case of George Zimmerman because of her husband’s ties to CNN legal analyst Mark NeJame. NeJame, who’s been hired by CNN to comment on the case, was on the network earlier this afternoon just as a special hearing was about to get underway.

NeJame revealed that the Judge Jessica Recksiedler would likely recuse herself from the case. Anchor Gary Tuchman speculated that it was because “she’s young.”

Instead NeJame revealed, “her husband is my law partner.” Tuchman chuckled as NeJame explained, Judge Recksiedler is “a very ethical, very excellent lawyer and judge,” adding, “So there would not be the appearance of impropriety,” she would likely step aside.

NeJame also revealed he referred Zimmerman to his new attorney Mark O’Mara, who, as TVSpy reports has been a legal analyst on the case for Orlando CBS station WKMG. The Orlando Sentinel reports that at today’s 10-minute hearing, which was called specifically to disclose the connection, that O’Mara is worried about the ties and “he may ask her to give the case to another judge.”

Mediabistro Course

Mediabistro Job Fair

Mediabistro Job FairLand your next big gig! Join us on January 27 at the Altman Building in New York City for an incredible opportunity to meet with hiring managers from the top New York media companies, network with other professionals and industry leaders, and land your next job. Register now!