JUDGES: DISQUALIFICATION: EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE: RESPONDING TO PETITION FOR WRIT OF PROHIBITION FROM DENIAL OF MOTION TO DISQUALIFY: APPELLATE COURT DISQUALIFIES JUDGE FOR SENDING EMAIL TO ATTORNEY GENERAL WITH REFUTATION OF DEFENDANT’S APPELLATE CHALLENGE TO DENIAL OF MOTION TO STAY AND FOR SUBMITTING A RESPONSE TO DEFENDANT’S PETITION FOR WRIT OF PROHIBITION REFLECTING THAT JUDGE HAD A PERSONAL INTEREST IN THE APPEAL OF THE STAY AND AN EXPECTATION THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WOULD REPRESENT HER INTERESTS IN THE APPEAL; APPEAL: PROHIBITION

Masten v. State, ___ So. 3d ___, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D714 (Fla. 3d DCA March 20, 2015)

The appellate court granted the defendant’s petition for writ of prohibition from an order denying his motion to disqualify the trial judge. When the defendant appealed from an order denying a motion for stay of his sentence for violation of probation, the … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...