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Two judges leaving 1st District Court of Appeal



Two of the 15 judges on the long-troubled 1st District Court of Appeal are leaving the bench after more than 20 years on the court.

Judge Charles J. Kahn Jr., 59, is leaving to accept appointment as a federal magistrate in Pensacola. Judge Peter D. Webster, 62, will return to private practice. Both were appointed to the court in 1991 by Gov. Lawton Chiles.

Kahn survived a Judicial Qualifications Commission investigation after 13 of his fellow judges filed a complaint against him in 2006. He was accused of sexually harassing women at the court and in the court administrator's office. The accusations surfaced after other judges forced him to resign from the chief judge's job. Read more from Lucy Morgan here.


[Last modified: Monday, February 28, 2011 1:10pm]


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