Further confirming that even the law is absurd in the state of Florida, a judge allegedly threw the hands with a an assistant public defender outside of a courtroom.

The Associated PressBrevard County Judge John C. Murphy penned a letter of apology yesterday, saying his Jun. 2 punch of Andrew Weinstock "tarnished the reputation of the entire judiciary." He elected to fall back and take a leave of absence, but returned to bench this morning where a spokeswoman for the court said he'll now handle civil cases. 

His behavior, while ridiculous, is very Floridian in nature. Though he should know better, he couldn't even help himself. 

[via Associated Press]

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