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Public Defender Fights for Client – Literally

In Brevard County, Florida, a judge and public defender have made national news by getting in a physical altercation in the hall of the courthouse. Public Defender Fights for Client - Literally

The public defender refused to waive his client’s right to a speedy trial, which enraged the judge.  After a heated verbal exchange, the judge and public defender went into the hallway, where the judge began hitting the public defender.  The fight was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy.

The judge is now on paid temporary leave of absence and is receiving treatment.

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For more information on this incident, see the following articles:

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/report_judge_went_back_on_bench_after_court_deputies_broke_up_fight_with_pu

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/brevard-judge-accused-of-hitting-public-defender/26292300

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