Public defenders file over 130 motions to keep cases away from Broward judge

The Broward County Public Defender’s office has filed over 130 motions to keep a judge far away from cases.

Public Defender Gordon Weekes said the motions are about Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer, who presided over the Parkland school shooter’s penalty phase.

“We as their attorneys have a legal obligation to raise the issue and preserve it for the appellate courts to consider,” Weekes said.

On sentencing day, before Scherer officially sentenced Nikolas Cruz for the 2018 Valentine’s Day murders at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Scherer and Weekes had a heated exchange.

“As I watched this trial, I saw a building of anger and

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