I am sure it's often very frustrating being a judge. It's a tough job, but some seem to acclimate better than others. This great piece chronicles the strange decent of one New York immigration judge--Judge Jeffrey S. Chase.
Judge Chase was recently assigned to desk duties after the Second Circuit (in it's second stinging reversal) found that " Judge Chase’s decision show “a plethora of errors and omissions,” and that his tone during the hearing was unacceptable.
The panel pointed to a ”disturbing” incident in which the judge appeared to tread on lawyer-client privilege when he asked Mr. Ba if he had lied to his lawyer: “Yes or no?” “’It is inconceivable,” the panel wrote, that Judge Chase, “as a judge and lawyer, would not know the impropriety of that question.”