Judicial Misconduct Dictionary: 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.