Aileen Cannon’s Previous Rulings About Trump Demand Her Recusal

June 12, 2023

That provides Judge Cannon with an elegant exit opportunity, should she choose to take it, without having to even address the significant conflict issues. She too can point to logistical concerns, including the security ones, in reassigning it to a judge in Miami— saving face for Judge Cannon. Those factors clearly weigh in favor of reassignment here, due to the difficulties that Judge Cannon will likely face in diverging from her previous unorthodox and wrongful rulings benefiting Trump. AdvertisementIf seeking reassignment by the 11th Circuit is the outcome here, that will require a bit of patience by all of us. If she chooses not to, DOJ should be watchful for the first opportunity to seek reassignment by the 11th Circuit.