A Florida appellate judge should be publicly reprimanded for criticizing a colleague in a written opinion, a panel recommended Friday in a first-of-its-kind case.

The recommendation from the state Judicial Qualifications Commission went to the Florida Supreme Court, which did not immediately rule. The six-member panel concluded that 1st District Court of Appeal Judge Michael Allen violated judicial ethics by writing a concurring opinion that suggested another appellate judge cast a corrupt vote.