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Florida judge accused of punching attorney

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VIERA, Fla. — A Florida judge accused of punching an assistant public defender during an altercation outside a courtroom will take a temporary leave of absence so he can get anger management counseling. The chief judge of Florida’s Eighteenth Judicial Circuit said Tuesday that all of Judge John Murphy’s cases have been reassigned to other judges. Chief Judge John Harris says the public expects a higher standard of behavior from judges than that which was ...

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