Fla. Judge In Ethical Hot Water Over Courtroom Reality Show

By Lauren Berg (May 6, 2020, 10:34 PM EDT) -- A Florida judge on Wednesday was accused by a disciplinary panel of abusing her authority when she allowed a reality television show that featured real people involved in domestic violence cases to be filmed in her courtroom.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Carroll Kelly violated a number of judicial ethics rules when she accepted the starring role of "Protection Court," produced by Trifecta Entertainment & Media and Scott Sternberg Productions, according to the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, an independent agency that investigates alleged misconduct by the state's judges.

Judge Kelly, who oversees all domestic violence court operations that take place at five courthouses...

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