A Brooklyn, N.Y., judge who wrote a children’s book in which he appears to compare illegal immigrants to weeds choking the life out of society has come under fire from criminal defense attorneys concerned that immigrants might not be receiving a fair shake in his courtroom.

“We are concerned about the judge’s capacity to act impartially,” said Steven Banks, chief attorney for the Legal Aid Society, Thursday. “We are requesting an inquiry by the [state Commission on Judicial Conduct] which is the proper body to address this matter.”

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