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Judge who sued Herald agrees to leave bench

Judge Ernest B. Murphy, who has said he suffers from post-traumatic stress because of his legal battle with the Boston Herald and the newspaper's stories about him, has been on a paid leave of absence since July. He testified at a hearing last year. Judge Ernest B. Murphy, who has said he suffers from post-traumatic stress because of his legal battle with the Boston Herald and the newspaper's stories about him, has been on a paid leave of absence since July. He testified at a hearing last year. (FILE/POOL)
By Shelley Murphy
Globe Staff / August 21, 2008

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Superior Court Judge Ernest B. Murphy, who won a $2 million libel verdict against the Boston Herald and is facing a possible reprimand and fine for writing allegedly threatening letters to the newspaper, has agreed that he is disabled and will not return to the bench. (Full article: 866 words)

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