Monday, July 20, 2015

Total Recall


  • Here are two looks at the latest on the historic effort to recall North Las Vegas Municipal Judge Catherine Ramsey. [Las Vegas Sun; RJ]
  • Are you one of the rare few that has paid for a .vegas domain name? [Las Vegas Sun]

25 comments:

  1. Once again, Mueller is on the side of the angels. Unfortunately, this time he may be facing an overwhelmingly uphill political battle. The presence of Morgan waiting in the wings won't help Ramsey's cause. North Las Vegas is now and has always been a grimy sh*thole of a city. It deserves what it gets.

    The existence of these stupid little muni courts in places like Las Vegas, Henderson, and NLV is a joke. They are merely places for otherwise unemployable people to have gub'ment jobs. These silly little courts don't really achieve anything other than to keep traffic ticket money in city coffers. The problem is that the cost of running these little joke courts (salaries, facilities, fat benefit plans) far outpaces any fine money that the cities keep.

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  2. Once again? Mueller is a slug. Have you read his briefing in this case? Whether or not the factual allegations against Ramsey are true, the legal arguments Mueller makes are ridiculous and border on violating his duty of candor to the court.

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    1. Thanks Dave Thomas

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    2. Mueller has a duty of candor to the court? Since when?

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    3. His wife is hot.

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  3. Why were comments from and references to He Who Shall Not Be Named removed?

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    1. Because it's Law Dawg's house, and crapping on the furniture is impolite?

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    2. Just had my comment pulled from mentioning earlier censorship. Nice

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    3. Haters gonna hate; Moderators gonna moderate.

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    4. Nice....just as long as you don't start mentioning your "First Amendment" rights being violated.

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    5. Although we are not fans of censorship, this blog is for people who want to learn and share legal news, rumors, gossip, etc., not for those who want to antagonize others simply for their amusement. We have, and will continue to remove comments that appear to us, to be of the latter variety. See: every other interwebs forum in the world where comments are allowed.

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    6. You are being over the top. I am out of here. Blog is dead.

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    7. Promise you won't come back?

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    8. This just breaks my heart. Now Anonymous is gone. Just like Anonymous. It just hasn't been the same blog since old Anonymous left back in the 'aughts.

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    9. Censorship on a gossip blog, contradictory.

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  4. The efforts to remove Ramsey will set a dangerous precedent. In an elective system, the remedy is vote the judge out office or have the Commission on Judicial Discipline take a shot. Just because a Judge is unpopular with the police union or has ruffled feathers, does not mean they should be removed by a nasty recall. The whole thing smells rotten. The net effect will be a politicizing the judiciary with who we pay to make hard decisions and tough calls. This will only have a chilling effect against those who can organize a recall. This is particularly true in communities where a handful of voters (couple hundred or thousand) can make a big impact.

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    1. The problem here is, the right to recall a judge is more than likely granted to the people by the Nevada Constitution. If its a right, people can choose to exercise it. There is nothing in Art. 2 section 9 that requires a recall to be for "good" reasons. It is left up to the people to decide whether the proposed reasons are "good" or whether it "smells rotten." Let's not forget that the most difficult hurdle, the actual recall election, hasn't occurred yet. She may defeat the recall effort by a landslide.

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    2. That is the issue--does the recall provision of public officials or officers include judges. It could easily be interpreted that judges are excluded because of other removal remedies.

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    3. True, that is the issue Ramsey is raising. But the executive and legislative branches both have other removal remedies, yet no one (including Ramsey) is claiming the they can't be recalled under the same provision or Art. 2.

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    4. I had to laugh at this statement: "The net effect will be a politicizing the judiciary". Since when was our judiciary not "politicized"?

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    5. A judge who does not follow the constitution today won’t follow it tomorrow when your rights are at stake.

      This began when Judge Ramsey started questioning the City’s use of funds. Ramsey would not allow the City to take Court funds saved for a new computer system. Now the City retaliates by threatening charges, filing complaints and now a recall.

      The City tried to transfer court security and employees, and now refuses to process paperwork for new hires. They mailed a flyer filled with lies, deception and misrepresentations. The City refused to represent her in a lawsuit when the statute says they have an obligation to defend her.

      That former employee quit before she took office yet the City and other Judge gave her two weeks’ pay.

      Ramsey was NOT off work 78 days in a year as claimed by the Mayor. Ramsey attended community and public events with all elected officials and participated in Project Homeless Connect. Some days they counted included weekends, holidays, days Ramsey worked and a week when the other judge was on vacation.

      The City Attorney signed warrants with a stamp of a person who had quit. People are now arrested on invalid warrants. That could be you. Ramsey will protect everyone in her court. If the charges are invalid, they should be dismissed.

      The City Attorney chose not to re-file paperwork costing the city thousands of dollars. Do not be fooled by the deceptions. Keep politics out of our court and let the process be free from political influence.

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  5. This whole sh*t show is just Dave Thomas, his clients, and a bunch of self-interested bureaucrats and power-brokers trying to steamroll someone dumb enough to tell the truth and challenge a broken status quo. Ramsey is ultimately going to lose (c'mon, this is Nevada); but it'll be great theater if she sees this thing all the way through and exposes a few people along the way.

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    1. Hey, it is is the off-season and what better time to test methods for creating job openings for your clients.

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  6. If Ramsey just hammered everybody in North Las Vegas and fit in with the culture, would she be facing a recall?

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