Q: Judge's at your appellate hearing were already in the court room prior to your hearing discussing case they laugh at me.

When I arrived to my appellate hearing the Respondent And His Attorney were already in the court room discussing the case then the Respondent walked out and the Bailiff came and called the case upon entry the female judge laughed at me and stuck her tongue out the male judge called the case and said submitted and submitted did not ask me anything rudely said to me I will get my answer in the mail this was supposed to be an oral argument during this the other Male judge walked out and left the court room upon leaving the Respondent friend followed me home honking his horn tailgating me well the judge used expired case law and ruled in the respondsnts favor then denied my request for rehearing all based on California Code Civil Procedure Section 1214 which has been over ruled and does not apply to leases only conveyances and real property. Leases are a promissory entitlement not any thing included in his denial is valid

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In California, appellate courts are expected to maintain a high standard of professionalism and impartiality. If judges exhibited inappropriate behavior, such as laughing at a party or displaying a lack of respect, this could raise serious concerns about judicial misconduct and the fairness of the hearing.

If you believe that the judges at your appellate hearing acted inappropriately or that they relied on outdated or inapplicable law in their decision, you have the option to pursue further legal action. This could include filing a motion for reconsideration in the appellate court or potentially seeking review by the California Supreme Court, although these options have strict procedural rules and timelines.

Additionally, you can report concerns about judicial conduct to the California Commission on Judicial Performance, the state agency responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct. It is important to document any instances of perceived misconduct or unfair treatment during the hearing.

Given the complexity of appellate procedures and the seriousness of your concerns, it may be beneficial to seek legal advice. An attorney with experience in appellate law can provide guidance on the most appropriate course of action in your situation and help ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.

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