The American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) House of Delegates has reportedly approved a resolution that calls on states to establish procedures for disqualifying judges from presiding over cases in which their relationships with the litigants could raise questions about their impartiality. While the resolution does not apparently include a model law or rule, it also urges states to require disclosures of lawyers and litigants contributing to the campaigns of the judges before whom they appear. A committee report supporting the resolution stated, “In recent years, judicial disqualification has emerged as an important policy issue in several states and an important focus of discussion and debate on ways to improve both the reality—and the public perception—of the fairness and impartiality of our court system. That focus has been sharpened because of intense public scrutiny and criticism in several highly publicized cases of refusals by judges to recuse themselves in circumstances where ‘the judge’s impartiality might reasonably be questioned.’” See The National Law Journal, August 8, 2011.