Wednesday’s Video Clip: Judge challenges public defender to fist fight (and then loses job)
Rejecting a recommended 120-day suspension and $50,000 fine for a Florida judge who challenged a public defender to a fistfight last year, the state supreme court on Thursday removed him from office.
Calling the June 2014 incident in Brevard County Judge John Murphy’s courtroom a “national spectacle” that was “fundamentally inconsistent with the responsibilities of judicial office,” the Florida Supreme Court said removal was the appropriate sanction…
So what do you think? Was this Judge entitled to have a ‘bad day’ or should he be removed from he bench?