Judge Young Stepping Down To Prep For Sony Show

Miami-Dade County Circuit Court Judge David Young  officially steps down May 31 to prepare for his upcoming Sony Pictures Television syndicated court show Judge David Young,  which debuts in the fall.

As a plug for the new series, the mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos Alvarez has declared Friday, May 25, to be Judge David Young Day, saying the city wants to honor Young for 15 years of exemplary service.

Young gained national attention in 2005 when he sentenced two airline pilots to jail for trying to fly while intoxicated .

Young's resume also includes assistant state attorney general under Janet Reno and law clerk to F. Lee Bailey.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.