NEW YORK (AP) – A federal appeals court says a former traffic court judge must lose his law license for going on a date with a defendant and then ruling in her favor.

Michael Dorsky worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles in Garden City, Long Island.

The defendant was a New York City police officer who was accused of driving an uninsured vehicle.

Dorsky lost his job after the case.

The ruling was made last week.

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