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TV viewers will be able to rule on Lopez

Maria Lopez at 2002 hearing
Sony Pictures Television announced yesterday that it has sold a half-hour show called ''Judge Maria Lopez" to stations in at least 15 cities, including Boston. Above, Lopez's state career ended after she sparked a public outcry for ordering probation -- which critics considered a lenient sentence -- for a transgendered man accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy. (Globe file photo)
By Joanna Weiss
Globe Staff / November 1, 2005

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Judge Maria Lopez is officially scheduled for her TV resurrection. Lopez, 52, the embattled former Massachusetts Superior Court judge who resigned from the bench in 2003, will preside over a makeshift courtroom next fall in her own syndicated show. (Full article: 516 words)

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