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If it is a jury trial, then this can be considered judicial misconduct and is also grounds for a mistrial. A motion should be made by the defense for a mistrial based on the misconduct of the judge. Moreover, this is grounds to have the judge precluded or recused from presiding over the next trial, should the mistrial be granted. If a mistrial is not declared, then this is certainly grounds for an appeal of the conviction as well.
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