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MY TURN: Our jet-setting judge

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Memphis City Administrative Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse Memphis City Administrative Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse
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(WMC-TV) - It's a time in our country when the economy hasn't been great and governments have had to make gut-wrenching decisions about laying off workers and suspending government services. Here in Memphis things are so difficult, officials are having a hard time saying for sure when city school students will begin classes.

But don't bother telling any of that to Memphis City Administrative Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse. Judge Dorse was the focus of an Action News 5 investigation for spending thousands of your hard-earned tax dollars on all-expense-paid trips to Puerto Rico, Jamaica and other places, all in the name of continuing education. City records show she was reimbursed for 24 events over a 29 month period.

City officials told our reporter, Lori Brown, that there wasn't much they could do to keep Judge Dorse within her allotted travel budget. I find that surprising. There is something Memphis voters can do. Judge Dorse's job is an elected position.

Click here to read Lori Brown's story.

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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