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U.S. Judge Joseph Dawson III of Charleston, SC; greedy loser 


The state of South Carolina provided Joseph Dawson III with a law license in 1997 after he graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law.


Former President Donald Trump was duped into appointing Joey as a South Carolina District Court Judge in late 2020. Joey wasn’t appointed because he was the most qualified attorney in the greater Charleston area. He received the appointment because he had proven to be a reliable lackey for the local political hacks.


The Judicial Council of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuitfound Joey guilty of engaging in the following misconduct.

  • Joey signed a contract with Charleston County, where he long served as county attorney prior to his judicial appointment, that guaranteed him $216,000 plus a fee for any opioid litigation settlements it won after he joined the federal bench
  • The Court said the agreement and the $216,000 he was paid "undermined the public’s confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary
  • The nine-judge council said Joey’s arrangement for the $216,000 created the appearance he "received a large payment on the eve of taking the bench for no coherent reason," or worse, that he had agreed to practice law while on the bench
  • Engaged in conduct prejudicial to the effective administration of the court’s business
  • Created an appearance of impropriety in the public’s mind

As a direct consequence of his misconduct, the enablers for Judicial Misfits sitting on the Judicial Council punished Joey by gifting him with a complimentary reprimand.


As we speak (ca. October 2022), Joey continues to dispense his so-called idea of jurisprudence as a U.S. District Court judge in Charleston, South Carolina.



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