The first John Bennett

Former Senate Majority Leader John Dorsey is headed to court: he has filed a lawsuit against the Mayor of Mount Olive, alleging that Richard De La Roche owes him money. The embattled De La Roche, a Democrat, has been trying to fire the Dorsey as Municipal Attorney since he took office in 2004, but the Republican controlled Council has refused to approve any of De La Roche’s replacements — leaving Dorsey in holdover status. Dorsey lost his bid for a sixth term in the Senate in 2003 amidst criticism of the fees he received from Morris County municipalities represented by his law firm, and over his use of senatorial courtesy to block the reappointment of Superior Court Judge Marianne Espinosa Murphy, who was married to a Dorsey rival, then-Morris County Prosecutor Michael Murphy.

The first John Bennett