Fla. Justices Asked To Rule On Judge's Facebook Friendship

Law360, Miami (October 18, 2017, 5:38 PM EDT) -- A law firm fighting to get a judge disqualified for being Facebook friends with opposing counsel asked the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to take up its appeal of a decision ruling that the online relationship is not automatically disqualifying.

The Herssein Law Group filed a notice asking the state's highest court to invoke discretionary jurisdiction and review the denial of its petition to disqualify Miami-Dade Judge Beatrice Butchko because of her Facebook friendship with opposing counsel Israel “Izzy” Reyes, who formerly served with the judge on...
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