Federal prosecutors in Texas allege that U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes retaliated against a woman prosecutor by kicking her out of his courtroom and barring her from representing the government in a jury trial this week.

Seeking to recuse the judge, assistant U.S. Attorney Tina Ansari claimed Hughes was angry that she won an appeal in a previous criminal case last summer after alleging that he made sexist comments against her when the matter was at the trial court level.

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