George Zimmerman Will Get a New Judge

SANFORD, FL - APRIL 12:  George Zimmerman (C) appears for a bond hearing at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility April 12, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was charged yesterday with second degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who died February 26, 2012. (Photo by Gary Green/The Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)
Photo: Pool/2012 Getty Images

Jessica Reckseidler, the Florida circuit judge tasked with hearing George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial, is expected to sign an order taking herself off the case later today. Her apparently impending recusal was preceded by a request from Zimmerman’s lawyer, Mark O’Mara, who identified Reckseidler’s husband’s job in the office of Mark NeJame, a CNN legal analyst for the case, as a conflict  of interest. Her successor will be chosen from one of the three remaining felony judges in Seminole County. The switch will likely delay Zimmerman’s scheduled Friday hearing, during which O’Mara was expected to ask that he be released on bond. And so the wheels of justice continue to do their slow thing.