The Wall Street Journal has this post, quoting our own Monroe Freedman, Stephen Gillers and LEF alum Anita Bernstein.
Here's a Miami Herald article recounting earlier episodes where judges were removed from cases because they interacted with the news media in ways that arguably embroiled the the judges in the dispute itself -- notably, the abortion protesters case out of Wichita and the Microsoft case. The take-away: if you're a federal judge, don't defend your ruling in the press.
UPDATE: News accounts suggest that after the ruling, Judge Scheindlin issed a press release. News article. Text of what is apparently the press release. The judge offers context for her decision regarding the related case issue and says that although she did give press interviews she carefully avoided discussing the case and that the media inaccurately made it appear as if she had commented on the case.
This is one of the interviews, at Huffington Post. If the judge really wasn't talking about the case, the editing of the interview seems awfully misleading.
UPDATE 2: Here's a link to the same interview, as run by the Associated Press. If the judge's description of her interview is correct, the journalist Larry Neumeister needs to explain himself. It would be interesting to see if he responds to the judge's press release.