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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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