A federal appeals court removed U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real of Los Angeles from another case, accusing him this time of "excessive and biased interventions" that denied two defendants a fair trial. The 9th Circuit said, "Taken together, the trial court's biased evidentiary rulings, disparaging remarks, and lengthy interrogations of witnesses, 'created an atmosphere in which an objectively fair trial could not be conducted.'" Real has run afoul of the 9th Circuit for his handling of cases for years.
9th Circuit Pulls Judge Off Case, Accusing Him of 'Biased Interventions'
The National Law Journal
March 26, 2008