Fla. Court Weighs Judge DQ Over Atty Facebook Friendship

A Florida appeals court is weighing a request to disqualify a judge for being Facebook friends with an attorney involved in a suit over which she presided, a case that might help clarify murky issues around what experts say is an increasingly common occurrence.

Florida's Third District Court of Appeal is considering a petition filed by the Herssein Law Group to disqualify Miami-Dade Judge Beatrice Butchko because of her Facebook friendship with opposing counsel Israel "Izzy" Reyes, who formerly served with Judge Butchko on the bench...

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