On behalf of all the lawyers in South Florida, I light my Cohiba and raise my gin-soaked latte now that embattled Volusia County Circuit Judge John Doyle has resigned:
The judge, 60, who was last elected in 2008, has been in a source of controversy in two separate instances last year. First he angered attorneys in September -- and stepped down from a foreclosure case after complaints -- with his remark about a South Florida lawyer "smoking Cohibas" and "drinking lattes." Last month he was removed from the rotation of a dozen judges who preside over Baker Act and Marchman Act hearings after he was accused of calling people seeking treatment "drunks" and "drug addicts."Actually, sir, many of us are all of the above.
We previously wrote about the good Judge here, and Doyle's resignation letter is here.