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An attorney for a Bronx state judge who was stripped of his caseload and his chambers last week for refusing a new assignment to a Domestic Violence Part said court system officials were hasty and heavy-handed in dealing with his client’s case.

Since December, Bronx Supreme Court Judge Armando Montano, 69, had presided over a felony Criminal Part and was recently reassigned to an Integrated Domestic Violence Part, where judges preside over matters affecting individual families in which domestic violence is an underlying issue,  whether they be criminal, matrimonial or Family Court cases.

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Andrew Denney

Andrew Denney is a New York-based reporter covering litigation and other news from the federal and state courts. He can be reached at [email protected] Twitter: @messagetime

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