Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Lighting Up Question 2


  • A plea deal for the woman in the High Roller tryst. [RJ]
  • Judge Cam Ferenbach issued an order affecting the firm at the center of the Panama Papers. [RJ]
  • Ballot measures get names--be prepared to hear a whole lot about Question 1 (background checks) and Question 2 (recreational marijuana). [Las Vegas Sun]
  • How Henderson in dealing with squatters. [Las Vegas Sun]

18 comments:

  1. yea yea who cares. Let's go back and talk about Eric Roy's lawsuit...thats more fun and tantalizing *lol*

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    1. Yeah, who cares about recreational marijuana. Oh wait, 95% of the criminal defense attorneys in town.

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  2. Ferenbach is doing a great job on the bench, I think.

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    1. 100% correct. Absolutely fantastic. Seriously enough with the courtesy appointments. He should be a District Court Judge. Conversely Koppe and Foley have no business even knowing where the Courthouse is.

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    2. Ferenbach is great. Good thing he got out of LS&C before the bigshots ran the place into the ground. No real firsthand experience with Koppe, but everything I've heard/read regarding her, including some orders and opinions, seems nightmarish. Obvious she was never in private practice. I disagree with you on Foley. He had years of civil private practice experience and you can see that reflected in his orders on discovery, which I have always found to be pretty fair. Also he has done a great job in settling some first-party cases that the carriers insist on removing just because they can.

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    3. Koppe is a class A buffoon. And I am being nice...

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    4. I wish Cam were under consideration to be the next federal district court judge instead of Anne Traum. Cam would be fantastic. Anne would not.

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    5. OK I just looked her up. I now know why I've never heard of her before. Just what we need - another ivory tower academic/government lawyer who has never had to make payroll, keep a timesheet, justify case expenses to a client, or advance said expenses from her own pocket. Jesus.

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    6. Koppe is a nightmare on the bench. Total black rode syndrome and an asshole.

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    7. Um, we have a lot of assholes on the bench. Robe gets a little tight with the huge ass ego.

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  3. Okay, Criminal Defense folks: How often do judges allow pleas in absentia? Just curious about the refusal of Judge Hafen to allow the High Rise Rock & Roller to enter a plea (to presumably, a non-felony) via her counsel. Do they always have to be there so the judge can canvas them?

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    1. Hafen is a prosecutor friendly judge and Chris, while entertaining, is not well liked by the DA's office. So any way they can screw him over, they will. Haven regularly accepts written entry's of plea, why he would not in this case can only tie back to the dislike of Chris.

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    2. Hafen wants to humiliate her in court and get some publicity along the way.

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  4. Maybe her counsel did not prepare a plea memorandum with all of the rights and waivers in it.

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    1. Or maybe Hafen is being an asshole. Because since when would a correction in a GPA require the personal presence of the defendant in court?

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  5. Misdo pleas can almost always be written and the defendant's appearance waived--this is just Hafen's choice.

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