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Mayo: In praise of an honest (ex-) judge

Mayo: In praise of an honest (ex-) judge

Gisele Pollack is human, and she has battled alcoholism, and for that she is paying with her job. Pollack stepped down as a Broward County judge earlier this month after a state judicial panel recommended her removal following a terrible year that included two drunken incidents on the bench, a broken promise to stay sober, and a DUI injury crash when she skipped out on a rehab program. Here's the weird part: It's our loss. She was a fair and compassionate judge, an innovative jurist who helped establish a special drug court for non-violent offenders. It offered people a chance to move forward without losing jobs, homes or freedom. Pollack squandered her own chances, but the...