The 276th prohibition is that a judge is forbidden from fearing a vicious, evil, uncontrolled person to the extent of not ruling against him in judgment. He must give a just decision without being concerned with any damage the person might cause him.

The source of this prohibition is G‑d's statement1 (exalted be He), "Do not fear any man."

The Sifri2 says, " 'Do not fear any man.' One might say, 'I am afraid of this person: perhaps he will murder my son, or set my grain on fire, or destroy my crops.' The Torah therefore says, 'Do not fear any man.' "