Ex parte communication
The above [found here] on the web
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Judges having lawyers in chambers, without the other side present, and without the conversations being recorded, means dirty deals and injustice. The outcomes of cases can be known before the hearing is even held. Judges aren't arrested and prosecuted for malicious behavior. Sovereign immunity of judges needs to be examined.
-stevengerickson AT yahoo Dot Com
With the crappy justice system in the US, we get this: