“The most uninspired political candidate I ever met.” Sop after speaking with Teresa Dearman at the country condo in 2007.
“I don’t know why I do this.” Teresa Dearman to Sop on while the campaign trail.
Well folks I think we now know. Robin Fitzgerald at the Sun Herald has the skinny:
The commission found she has presided over an initial appearance involving her nephew; mishandled felony matters; discussed cases with parties outside the courtroom; and ordered defendants to attend church as a condition of bond.
Her lawyer, Sean Tindell sounds ethically clueless:
“Unfortunately, the commission found she made several administrative and technical errors,” Tindell said. “Judge Dearman will continue to work diligently to perform her duties as a justice court judge in a professional, courteous, fair and impartial manner.”
In Mississippi the only requirement needed to run for the job is a high school diploma. It shows. That said, having met Ms Dearman I must agree with her lawyer on his statement regarding moral turpitude. Hanlon’s Razor is the spot on explanation in this case.