Judicial Misconduct Dictionary: Embroilment

Embroilment.

Embroilment the English word means hostile involvement in an argument or controversy.

When describing improper judging, embroilment means the judge becomes emotionally involved, embroiled in the controvery as if a litigant.

This, of couse, is the opposite of sitting in the middle.  It’s a way of exhibiting bias.

For judge disciplined for embroilment, see this post.