NOVEMBER 23, 1998
DR. CARL BERNOFSKY CIVIL ACTION
VERSUS NO. 98-1792
ADMINISTRATORS OF THE TULANE
EDUCATIONAL FUND SECTION "C"
IT IS ORDERED that the plaintiff's motion for recusal is
hereby DENIED. For the record, the undersigned's only teaching
undertaking at Tulane University School of Law involved volunteer
substitute teaching a few classes for Judge Charles Schwartz,
Jr., which involved no compensation. In addition, the Amistad
Research Center is a distinct corporate entity which is located
on Tulane's campus. In any event, membership on the Amistad's
Board of Directors ended several years ago. There is no basis
for the plaintiff's suggestion that the undersigned's
impartiality might reasonably be questioned by virtue of these
two circumstances under 28 U.S.C. § 455.