The bar for recusal is very high. These pictures simply show the judge being active in the community. This is a good thing (at least in my view) and would not be sufficient to require the judge to recuse himself from a case involving the Town of Oyster Bay. This is very different than a situation where a judge who is hearing a case related to Pepsi is posing with Pepsi executives in front of a Pepsi sign, while sipping a Pepsi (just by way of an example). The two situations are very different.
This letter does a good job of discussing the test for recusal: http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/021308stbrakoffletter.pdf
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Not on what you posted.
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Not even close. Judges don't have to live in caves to be impartial.
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