Lester Pearce, Presiding Judge of County Justice Courts, "Appreciates" Our Snarkiness
The new presiding judge of the county justice courts, Lester Pearce, "appreciates" the blog post we wrote about him last month, a spokeswoman for the courts tells us today.
That's the blog post, (based on an Atlantic Monthly article), in which we wrote that Pearce seems to be off his rocker for teaching a class on how the U.S. Constitution is a god-inspired work, its wisdom passed down from one of the fabled "lost tribes of Israel."
Is this guy a hoot or what?
Pearce, who doesn't have a law degree (it's not required for the post under state law), has been a justice of the peace in north Mesa since 1997.
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We left a message for the judge, (who happens to be the brother of Russell Pearce), last month but didn't hear back. So, we inquired with the justice courts earlier this week and received a message from the courts' new spokeswoman, Kristina Fretwell.
He really appreciates what we wrote? we ask Fretwell.
"That's what he told me to tell you," she laughs.
How Christian of him.
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