More on Utah judge
Bitter has a great posting on more dirt that's coming to light about the Utah judge who, well, went berserk and ordered a guy taken into custody because he dared to respond when she started arguing with him about the evils of hunting. It's pretty serious -- making an ex parte (private, without the other side being notified or involved) contact with a defense attorney, promising to reduce his client's sentence, and telling him not to let the prosecution know about the call. We're talking some grossly unethical judicial conduct here.
UPDATE: sorry, been so busy I thought I'd blogged the story before. Bitter at TheBitchGirls has been following it from the beginning. Here's what the judge did in the courtroom. Basically, starts a lecture on how sweet deer are and how terrible it is to hunt them, then when a spectator walks out, orders him brought back, starts to debate him, and when he answers politely has him seized and held in custody.