Does your boss stick up for you when it matters, or not?
Word got out quickly when Florida Judge John Murphy threatened assistant public defender Andrew Weinstock in his courtroom before asking him to step outside, where Murphy reportedly struck Weinstock. Murphy subsequently took a four-week paid leave of absence and returned to the bench last week—though he is only hearing civil cases, and the incident is still under review by the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission. Weinstock’s boss, public defender Blaise Trettis, did not oppose Murphy’s return to the bench. Weinstock then resigned this week in protest.
“As you are aware, I do not agree with your position on Judge Murphy returning to the bench. As such, I hereby tender my resignation, effective immediately,” Weinstock wrote in his resignation letter, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog reported.
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