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Unformatted text preview: presents bias is the question of whether the defendant received a fair sentencing. If the judge is biased he or she may be showing favoritism to the attorney of his or her choosing and the rulings, objections, and instructions may favor the attorney and make matters worse for the defendant on trial. A judge that is biased may raise the ethical issue of whether he or she gave proper instruction to the jury. A judge that is biased may be more likely to engage in unethical behaviors than a judge that knows how to put his or her personal prejudice to the side....
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