The ABA Journal is reporting on the resignation of Judge Ernest "Bucky" Woods, who was sending, um, questionable emails to Tara Elizabeth Black (see pic, from her facebook page!). I quote the ABA Journal report:
Chief Judge Ernest “Bucky” Woods of Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court, 54, told the Fulton County Daily Report that he is retiring from the job. "I just got tired of living under a microscope,” he said. Woods’ resignation follows allegations about an inappropriate relationship with a defendant [BL: that had appeared before Judge Woods], Tara Elizabeth Black. The relationship was chronicled in what appear to be Facebook e-mails that were turned over to the circuit’s district attorney and obtained through an open records request by the Fulton County Daily Report and the Clayton Tribune, the first publication to write about the issue.
The more extensive Fulton County Daily Report article is at the link. Apparently the relationship began when the Judge sent Miss Woods a FB message telling her that he had noticed that she was a hair stylist and that he was looking for someone to give him a new look.
The Judge begins his new look immediately--sans robe, ending a 17 year career.