Fort Lauderdale labor and employment attorney Loring Spolter said Tuesday that he will ask for an emergency stay of an unusual order by U.S. District Judge William Zloch imposing $110,000 in penalties and banning him from practicing in the Southern District of Florida for 3 1/2 years.

The ban is part of a long-running battle over Spolter’s claims that Zloch is biased against women and minorities in employment cases because of his conservative views and Catholic faith. The Reagan appointee said in his 68-page order that Spolter filed specious appeals of his orders dismissing four cases.

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