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No, you have to go through the state appellate process first if you filed in state court. It's not actually that most judges don't like people who are pro se, it is that pro se litigants tend to slow everything down and a judge is always trying to get through their docket quickly. If you sit there and watch court for a few days you would see the judge yelling at lawyers who aren't prepared for court.
Be sure you are familiar with the rules and have your case planned out, this include in Appellate Court, and you'll find you quickly get on the judge's good side.
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