Tipping Your Cap

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  • Our Nevada Judges, represented by attorneys with the ACLU, is seeking a writ of mandamus to prevent the Eighth Judicial District Court from interfering with its coverage of custody cases in family court.  [@OurNevavdaJudges]
  • Joey Gilbert requests statewide recount. [TNI]
  • Ronaldo’s attorney, Peter Christiansen, is seeking to have Judge Jennifer Dorsey make Les Stovall personally responsible for $626,000 in fees. [RJ]
  • Judge Jerry Wiese is taking over as chief judge next month. [RJ]
  • Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum ordered Douglas Crawford not to practice law and to stay away from his law office. [RJ]
  • Clark County Assessor addresses panic with property tax cap. [KTNV; 8NewsNow]
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June 30, 2022 5:02 pm

TTHHWWWAAACCKK!!! and FIRST!!!

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June 30, 2022 6:20 pm

ACLU out of thwaaack……

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June 30, 2022 6:48 pm

I personally would love for voters to see how the family court operates. There are a couple judges who have nothing to worry about, but the public would be shocked by the way some judges treat litigants and the absolute garbage some of the local, so-called experts like Wilburn and Paglini get away with in their courtrooms.

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June 30, 2022 9:34 pm
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Except for 3,including,Baucum and Denton,I vote incumbent judges out

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June 30, 2022 7:05 pm

Former family law law clerk, it is far more corrupt than you can imagine behind the scenes, m choosing my words carefully, it is not just incompetency but actual corruption, I’ll try to find time later today to be more specific

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June 30, 2022 7:21 pm
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We know. Just spit the tea already.

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June 30, 2022 8:58 pm
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12:05 aren't you ethically bound to report the alleged corruption? Why do you keep posting this comment but appear to do nothing more? By ignoring your ethical duties aren't you also guilty?

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June 30, 2022 10:25 pm
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I have only posted this one other time. The reason is because both judges were arrested and left bench ie del vechio and jones. The others I hadn’t even taken bar yet and was scared for my career. I now know that was wrong but it’s the truth.

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June 30, 2022 10:57 pm
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Thank you for your response. Is there any information that you could share that could be useful for anyone of us to identify it happening now and expose it.

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June 30, 2022 11:16 pm
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3:57 I will try without outing myself, I witnessed 1) at least 3 judges I can remember say to me that they would favor a more popular firm like “I know xyz understands law better than young lawyer abc so we’re going with that” BEFORE the hearing 2) I was personally told by one judge he/she was ruling a certain way bc one litigant wa me “snotty”, 3) I overheard another judge say to her clerk a lawyer was “crazy” and “that fuckers not winning” 4) other things were private I can’t say 5) although some outright illegalities jones, etc it was mostly an environment of if u weren’t a well know family law firm or family law lawyer it was hard to win 6) most of them hated civil lawyers that knew the rules of evidence – wish I could help more but texting on an old android

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July 1, 2022 12:05 am
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Even judges that used to be decent suck now. Harter used to be a good judge, but the guy is just lazy now. Half the time he won’t even turn his screen on because he can’t be bothered to be seen. Family court is the biggest joke around. Kids get shafted and judges don’t give a shit. If a judge orders an evaluation it takes 2-3 months to even start that process because judges will only use certain therapists.

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July 1, 2022 12:06 am
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I dabble in family law for custody disputes when I feel the party (mother or father) is being done wrong; but my practice is mostly civil. It annoys the $#!+ outta me the lack of compliance with evidence rules at trial; the ignoring the new 16.2 ECC rules (like our 16.1's), hearsay objection? Pffft, "I'll allow it". That and the on and on and on rambling about their life story that has nothing to do with the issue at hand.

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Our Nevada Judges
July 1, 2022 8:18 pm
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Thank you for your comments. We will do our best to maintain coverage, and later expand.

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June 30, 2022 7:38 pm

I'll bet a nickel that after the recount, it will turn out that the count was indeed incorrect, and that Joey Gilbert lost by more than what was originally thought. The difference won't be more than a handful of votes.

Also, in any future efforts, Gilbert would do well to explain to his campaign staff that the "No Electioneering" polling place radius is something they should stop violating. I strolled up to a local library to drop off my ballot, and his trash hangers were on every fence rail inside the radius, just past the sign warning campaigners not to do crap like that. So I did my civil duty and trashed them. Didn't touch those outside the radius because, as ridiculous as they were, they didn't violate the law.

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June 30, 2022 7:43 pm
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BS. The poll watchers were just making sure that mules weren't dropping handfuls of ballots ala 2000 Mules.

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June 30, 2022 7:55 pm
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And here we are with no videos of mules dropping off handfuls of ballots. So then what's the basis for his claims?

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June 30, 2022 8:20 pm
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Right, so there were no Joey Gilbert doorknob hangers on the fence posts. I must have been imagining them, just like I imagined taking them off, walking inside the Rainbow Library on Election Day (South Entrance, by the amphitheater), and throwing them in the trash. Like I said, as obnoxious as I found them, I didn't touch the ones outside the radius.

Or maybe it was some mysterious supporter, unaffiliated with the campaign yet in possession of 40-50 hangers who did it. Yeah, that must be it.

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June 30, 2022 8:23 pm
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I was going to say 1:20– I dont know where you voted by I was going to vote at the LVAC on Rainbow and instead ended up at Rainbow Library (btw why is Rainbow Library on Buffalo and not on Rainbow but I digress). Rainbow Library was carpeted with Gilbert hangers inside of the radius on the fence on the south side of the property.

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June 30, 2022 9:03 pm
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There were no videos of mules because the poll watchers scared them off.

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June 30, 2022 9:37 pm
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But if the mules were scared off and therefore were unable to drop off handfuls of ballots, what's the basis for his claims?

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June 30, 2022 7:49 pm

As someone who has absolutely zero experience in Family Law, and relatively new in the Las Vegas legal community, could somebody give me the reader's digest version of what exactly occurs in family courts that is so bad?

Not attempting to be tongue in cheek at all, genuinely curious.

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June 30, 2022 7:55 pm
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We have a history of non-family law practitioners running for the family court bench so we end up with judges that have zero family law experience. It's tiresome. Some use it as a jump to district court, but others just hang out in family court until their PERS vests. There are also a significant number of family court judges that have no business on the bench based on demeanor alone – screaming, rudeness, abusive language, favoritism towards the gender of a litigant or towards certain attorneys (who may or may not have donated significant funds to that judge's campaign), inability to maintain decorum in the courtroom, etc. We have outsourced providers who make all kinds of conclusory statements with no basis in science or any accepted methodology and they are generally given great deference by the judges. Some providers are good, but some are clearly for sale. It is a nightmare for families.

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June 30, 2022 8:12 pm
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Good summary by 12:55. Greatly understated is the favoritism shown by some judges towards their buddies/campaign contributors who appear before them. There are some lawyers who never lose in front of certain judges, and it is not because those lawyers always screen out meritless cases!

Although He Who Must Not Be Named is an irresponsible bully, some of his rants are valid.

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June 30, 2022 10:26 pm
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The worst part is favoritism showed to old guard

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Our Nevada Judges
July 1, 2022 8:24 pm
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Thank you for your comments. We will do our best to maintain coverage, and later expand.

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June 30, 2022 8:58 pm

Didn't realize Sandy Van was publicly reprimanded by the State Bar last year. The reprimand is quite a take down. Whoa. https://nvbar.org/wp-content/uploads/2021.10.25-Public-Reprimand.pdf

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June 30, 2022 9:47 pm
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Careful mentioning Sandy Van and her firm. She is apparently an off-limit topic on this Blog.

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June 30, 2022 10:42 pm
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Why so?

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July 1, 2022 1:57 am
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Wow. It was so bad a suspension was recommended but rob bare got it reduced to a public reprimand. Sounds like she begged the panel for forgiveness lol.

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July 1, 2022 9:28 am
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Doesn't sound that bad to me. Looks like she tried to fix the mistake by offering to pay the entire amount she couldn't collect.

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June 30, 2022 9:10 pm

The THHWWWAAACCKK is strong with this one.

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June 30, 2022 9:24 pm

How many judges do not allow Dr Stephanie Holland in their courtroom?

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June 30, 2022 9:24 pm
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June 30, 2022 9:55 pm

How does the Vegas Inc 'Top Lawyers' list not include Eglet? (or the guy who has the 'Legal Elite' trademark on NVSOS.gov)? https://vegasinc.lasvegassun.com/news/2022/jun/30/vegas-inc-presents-2022-top-lawyers/

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June 30, 2022 9:57 pm

Now SCOTUS is disembarking the EPA? Where is Biden?

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June 30, 2022 10:08 pm
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Napping.

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June 30, 2022 10:41 pm
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Oh noooooo. The Supreme Court didn't do exactly what I want. They're a bunch of morons and facists…. nooooo

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June 30, 2022 10:45 pm
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341,you running for justice court?

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June 30, 2022 11:10 pm
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Disembarking? Not sure that was the word you were seeking.

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June 30, 2022 11:17 pm
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I know what was meant. Better to say break up