People v. Tony Williams

In the annals of criminal law, there are only a handful of cases where a criminal conviction is reversed on the grounds of judicial bias. On this pro bono appeal, Joe successfully argued that the defendant did not have a fair trial, and the Appellate Division agreed unanimously, holding that the trial court “interjected itself excessively in the identification aspect of the proceedings, and thereby ‘assumed the role of an advocate rather than an impartial referee.’”