Judge Irenas recused himself from El Aemer El Mujaddid v. Lynn A.Wehling, City of Vineland, et.al., but not before first denying the Motion to Recuse. After he denied the Motion to Recuse, I was left with no choice but to file a Motion to Vacate. The Motion to Vacate was granted and Judge Irenas recused himsef. In his Opinon and Order denying the Motion to Recuse he stated:
“In his Affidavit, Plaintiff asserts that he is entitled to have this action transferred to a different Judge within the District of New Jersey. (Aff. at 28) In support of this assertion, the Court discerns that Plaintiff makes four contentions: (1) this Court’s previous Orders denying leave to amend his Complaint demonstrate bias or prejudice; (2) this Court currently presides over a series of cases brought against the City of Vineland containing similar allegations of conspiracy and civil rights violations; (3) this Court failed to file a pleading that the Plaintiff sought to file; and (4) this Court does not respect various Moorish treaties, which have the force of law under the Constitution.
Similarly, contentions that the Court does not respect Moorish treaties is a conclusory assertion based solely on the fact that the Court previously denied Plaintiff leave to amend his Complaint for failure to comply with Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a)(2). (Id. at 21-22) This conclusion is not supported by factual allegations, which simply demonstrate that the Court did not grant Plaintiff leave to amend his Complaint. In sum, such conclusory allegations are insufficient grounds for recusal under § 144.”
Joseph Eron Irenas (born 1940) is a United States federal judge. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Irenas received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1962 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1965, where he graduated cum laude. He was in private practice of law at McCarter & English in Newark, New Jersey from 1966 to 1992. He was also an adjunct professor at Rutgers University from 1985 to 1986, and has again taught there since 1988. On November 14, 1991, Irenas was nominated by President George H.W. Bush to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey created by 104 Stat. 5089. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 8, 1992, and received his commission on April 13, 1992. He assumed senior status on July 1, 2002.
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