In re Dodson

In In re Dodson, 214 Conn. 344, 572 A.2d 328, cert. denied sub nom. Dodson v. Superior Court, 498 U.S. 896, 111 S. Ct. 247, 112 L. Ed. 2d 205 (1990), the Court carefully explained the concepts of authority and dignity that "should attend the proper, independent and fair discharge by the court of its duties under the rule of law." Those concepts, the court explained, are "hardly to be implemented platitudinally here, but in the warp and the woof of due process of law." Id. In other words, the court cannot be overly sensitive to personal offenses, but must address instances of the obstruction of justice.