W.D. Childers talk of Tallahassee again
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.
[TIMES file photo: Judge Michael E. Allen]
-- Joni James, Times state editor