Federal Rule 53

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Rule 53 requires potential Special Masters to file an affidavit disclosing whether there is any ground for disqualification under 28 U.S.C. § 455. There is also a published study "Recusal: Analysis of Case Law Under 28 U.S.C. §§ 455 & 144"

Rule 53 underwent a major modification in 2003. Click here for the 2003 changes and a discussion of them.