A New York lawyer said he has no regrets about being escorted by security from a federal appeals hearing Wednesday, after a judge on the panel admonished him for “discourteous” and “inappropriate” behavior.

The astonishing audio of the hearing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit quickly made the rounds on social media, where appellate lawyers appeared stunned—and captivated—by the rare turn of events and shared their own observations of court hearings that, to be sure, did not go as planned.

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