A Queens Civil Court judge’s refusal to participate in the formal state disciplinary proceedings he reportedly referred to as a “fucking clown show” have led the Commission on Judicial Conduct to seek his removal from the bench.

Judge Terrence O’Connor was accused of repeatedly being discourteous and belligerent to attorneys and witnesses in his courtroom. But the commission’s decision to recommend his removal was piqued by O’Connor’s behavior towards the commission itself.

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