A lurid sex scandal may open the door for one of the foremost critics of California redevelopment law to enter the Legislature.

Mike Duvall, R-Yorba Linda, resigned Wednesday, shortly after the release of tape in which the married Duvall, evidently unaware the microphone was live during a legislative hearing in the Assembly, was heard bragging about his sexual exploits with two different women. The tape was played on KCAL-TV in Los Angeles.

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