Now this is an interesting story. I would be very interested to read the actual charges filed...maybe a transcript of the "incident" would shed light on what happened.
But regardless of the facts of this situation, it raises an interesting question. How far can a judge/magistrate go in maintaining their docket? How civil does a judge/magistrate have to be to the attorneys who appear in front of them? What about those attorneys who engage in legal shenanigans and deserve a good lecture or two?
"...berating one of the attorneys, yelling at her as she tossed a law book on the table before her."
That makes me giggle because it sounds like something I would do. Which is precisely why I could never be a judge/magistrate.