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Video: Florida judge allegedly punches lawyer inside the courthouse

Some call it unprofessional, those in the court room cheered. Others may find it funny simply because it happened in Florida. A judge has been officially put on leave of absence, and has agreed to take anger management counseling, after allegedly punching out a public defender in the hallway of the Viera courthouse Monday.

Slideshow: Lest ye be judged

Judges whose naughty acts landed them on the wrong side of the gavel.

Ex-Teacher Released After 30 Day Sentence for Raping Girl

A former high school teacher in Montana has been released after serving just 30 days in prison for raping a 14-year-old student who has since committed suicide.

30-Day Rape Sentence Judge Apologizes for “Fumbling Around”

The judge who sentenced a Montana teacher to 30 days in jail for the rape of his 14-year-old student has apologized for his comments on the case.

Judge With Disruptive Cell Phone Finds Himself in Contempt

A judge in Ionia, Michigan, surpised the court and compelled himself to do the right thing after his cell phone disrupted court proceedings in his courtroom — he fined himself.

Texas Judge who Beat Daughter on Video Requests Reinstatement

Suspended judge William Adams, whose 2004 videotaped beating of his daughter, then 16, went viral after she went public with it, is seeking reinstatement to his position as a court-at-law judge in Aransas County family court.

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