Cameron v. Cameron
In Cameron v. Cameron, 187 Conn. 163, 168, 444 A.2d 915 (1982), during the presentation of evidence, the court repeatedly expressed its belief that one of the parties was not telling the truth and was attempting to perpetrate a fraud on the court. Id., 170.
The Court held that those judicial statements were so inimical to the court's role as an instrument of justice that the court should have declared a mistrial sua sponte. Id., 171.