As Florida Supreme Court justices were preparing to reprimand Miami appellate judge Alan R. Schwartz for “intemperate and discourteous behavior,” a judicial ethics panel was investigating a new complaint that he had berated a lawyer.

On March 30, the high court ordered Schwartz, who heads the 3rd District Court of Appeal, to appear in Tallahassee, Fla., for a public scolding. The order ends a two-year investigation into accusations that Schwartz verbally abused a professor and two students at St. Thomas University law school.

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