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Judge John Renke (deservedly) thrown off bench

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“No one disputes that John Renke III is a good circuit judge. But the way he got on the Pinellas-Pasco bench makes him unfit to serve, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday. He is the 16th judge ordered removed from the bench in Florida since 1970 but the first removed solely for campaign violations. The ruling against Renke, 36, came in a harshly worded opinion that all but ends his 3 1/2 years of handling family law and probate in…

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