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An unusual and intriguing example of a failure of interpersonal relations between a trial court judge and an appellate court in California recently captured the attention of reporters who cover the courts. In December, a three-judge panel of California’s 3rd District Court of Appeal sternly criticized a trial judge for having said, on the record during a criminal sentencing proceeding, “You can’t offend the kangaroos up there in kangaroo court.”

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