Judge in Kings arena lawsuit disqualifies himselfPosted by Inside Hoops
Here’s the Sacramento Bee reporting on the latest fun in Sacramento’s quest for a new arena:
The lawsuit over Sacramento’s downtown arena subsidy took an early, bizarre twist today when the presiding judge disqualified himself because he had signed a petition supporting the subsidy ballot initiative.
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny disqualified himself without comment at a preliminary hearing. City Attorney James Sanchez told The Bee that the judge had signed one of the petitions demanding a public vote on the subsidy issue.
The case was reassigned to Judge Timothy Frawley, and a hearing was set to begin later this morning.
One of the main issues the judge is being asked to address is whether the political action committee tied to the Kings and Mayor Kevin Johnson can intervene in the lawsuit