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W.D. Childers talk of Tallahassee again

Judgeallen Or at least the fallout from the Banty Rooster's criminal conviction.

First District Court of Appeal Judge Michael Allen went before the Judicial Qualifications Commission today on ethics charges because he criticized a fellow judge in a written opinion.

The Childers-connection: Allen critized then-Chief Judge Charles J. Kahn Jr. for not recusing himself as Childers' conviction came before the DCA. Kahn's former law partner was a longtime friend and sometimes attorney of Childers. The former Florida Senate President was convicted in a case that stemmed from his time as an Escambia County commissioner.

Read Lucy Morgan's report here.

[TIMES file photo: Judge Michael E. Allen]

-- Joni James, Times state editor

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:22am]


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