New Haven Superior Court Judge Jon Blue called Tuesday's dispute a grave matter and said he would take it up again Wednesday.
Attorneys for Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sar-JEF'-skee) wanted the judge removed from his trial in the 2007 murders of a mother and her two daughters in Cheshire, a wealthy New Haven suburb. Another judge rejected that request Tuesday.
Defense attorney Jeremiah Donovan later said he would urge his fellow attorneys to ask lengthy questions of prospective jurors so none is picked in his absence. The judge questioned whether Donovan was threatening a filibuster.
Komisarjevsky has blamed another man for escalating the crime.