Thursday, February 7, 2013

Public Reprimand for Judge Valorie Vega?

The Review Journal reported yesterday that Judge Valorie Vega has agreed to a public reprimand. This news comes ahead of the public hearing scheduled by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline which is set to start on Monday, February 11. For those of you who don't remember, Judge Vega was accused of misconduct relative to the trial of Victor Fakoya (you can find some of stories about her having the jury deliberate at 3 a.m and recessing to attend her daughter's soccer practice from the I-team at 8NewsNow).

The RJ reports that Judge Vega signed a six-page stipulation acknowledging that she "was not courteous to the individuals involved at trial" and will face a public reprimand. We do not have any further details beyond what the RJ reported, but what do you think? The commenters to the RJ article have already asked the most obvious question--hasn't she already been publicly reprimanded by the I-Team and shouldn't the discipline be more severe? Is this an example of the Commission on Judicial Discipline protecting their own? Is this evidence of a larger problem? What are your thoughts?

8 comments:

  1. This reprimand is long overdue.

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  2. Seriously. But besides a reprimand, what else can they do short of kicking her off the bench that will teach her a lesson. I personally don't think her actions warrant her being fired outright, but at least a significant salary cut and/or restriction in privileges/work duties is in order.

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  3. Vega and Mile should both be reprimanded . . . . for being incompetent.

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  4. Miley is twice the judge Vega is.

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  5. The fact that ^^^ is not an entirely false statement is depressing...

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  6. The JDC would eat their own young if they could get away with it. No way they are doing any favors for Judge Vega.

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  7. since I believe she will NOT run again in the upcoming "Year of District Court Clensing" to preserve her Senior Judge status, perhaps it is a good time to run a "who won't run" for the upcoming clean sweep of DC judges? And saying Bixler is out as he takes every opportunity to say he is NOT running again.

    oh, and I agree with Feb 8 @9:47.

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