NYLJ: Judge Calling Defense Lawyer a ‘Clown,’ Questions ‘Silly’ Voids Conviction

Here, the comments this court made, in front of the jury, and particularly the clear statement that counsel was behaving like a “clown” are simply inexcusable and require a new trial before a different judge.
People v. Leggett, 2869 3401/07 (full text-requires free registration)