His behavior suggests he is corrupt. Manipulates his court and the law to bring favor to blatantly criminal participants, without initiation by those parties! Ignores perjury, misapplications and breaking of laws, despite his preaching of "procedure is 95% of the law." Most disrespectful member of the court I have ever witnessed. I have had contact with many criminals and have never experienced the level of vitriol exhibited by Lawrence Appel. I have spoken to attorneys who have represented guilty clients and were themselves astounded by Appel's rulings in favor of their clients. There are no explanations for his behavior.