Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Judicial Election Primer 2016- Justice Court

As reported in the comments yesterday, the three finalists for appointment to the Nevada Supreme Court are:
•             Elissa F. Cadish, 52, Las Vegas, Judge
•             Mark Ralph Denton, 65, Las Vegas, Judge
•             Lidia S. Stiglich, 46, Reno, Judge

Some of you already started discussing candidates for bench in justice court, but here's the dedicated post on the topic.

Las Vegas
Department 3:  Harmony Letizia v. incumbent Janiece Marshall
Department 6:  Rebecca Kern v. appointee Bita Yeager.
Department 7:  incumbent Karen Bennett v. Vinny Ginn
Department 13:  Shana Bachman v. incumbent Suzan Baucum

Henderson
Department 1:  Sam Bateman v. Michael Davidson v. Harvey Gruber v. Gayle Nathan v. Jeffrey Posin v. Shane Zeller (there was no primary for this department as this is a vacancy that is the result of Judge Burr stepping down to go to municipal court due to the untimely passing of Diana Hampton).

Any insights (besides physical appearance) as to why any one of these candidates is better than the others? Any predictions?

48 comments:

  1. Actually the vacancy in Department 1 of Henderson Justice Court is a result of Judge Burr stepping down and then being appointed to fill the vacancy in Municipal Court as a result of Judge Hampton's passing.

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  2. As male attorney in town, I think its pretty awesome that a majority of these candidates are women, with a couple of the women being from a minority. Most of them are decently qualified, and shows how far we have come from the good ol boy days and the Halverson era.

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    1. Spoken like a true white knight cuck.

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    2. Halverson era? You mean when a judge was elected with NO Nevada courtroom experience? Isn't that the same as Voldemort backed Anat? My, my, my... how far have we come?

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    3. 1:12, i didn't know what "cuck" meant, but now I do. Seems like you would fit the rationale in this article.

      http://www.gq.com/story/why-angry-white-men-love-calling-people-cucks

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    4. Because there's a black guy banging THEIR country?

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    5. Halverson, RIP, is not Levy. Nice try. She has my vote.

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    6. No one said that Halverson was levy, or that Levy is Halverson. But it is clear that they have exactly the same pre-election Nevada trial experience.

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    7. Halverson is not Levy. Thank you for playing.

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    8. Just voted for Levy. I have had enough of having a family on our district court bench.

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    9. That's a stupid-ass reason for voting in favor of a carpetbagger.

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    10. I voted for Levy, too.

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    11. You replace my name with Voldemort, so I cant respond, so I cant defend myself. WOW! Look up the definition of coward idiot! I am right here come get me!

      On Anat:

      Anat Levy was a judge pro tem and referee and thousands of hours in the courtroom in California. She has Nevada and California license, don't hate her cause she is smarter than you. A courtroom is a courtroom..

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    12. I am right here. Come and get me, Disability Fraudster.

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  3. The RJ said Karen Bennett is too defense friendly. Is that really the case?

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  4. My choices are Marshall, Ginn, Yeager, and Bachman.

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  5. Karen is rehab friendly, that may be what the RJ meant.

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  6. Letizia, Bennett, Yeager and Bachman

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  7. I will take a pass on Letizia. Bothers me.

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    1. Well sure, she's irritating as hell but Marshall is awful at anything criminal-related. The DA's hate her.

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    2. She is better than "Justice has a name.." Letizia, no, thanks.

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    3. Agreed. Family money and name buying a seat on the bench (not that that ever happens here....).

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  8. My choices are Marshall, Yeager, Bennett, Baucum, and Posin

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    1. Can I ask why you like Posin? He looks like a good choice on paper, but frankly I've never met 5 of the 6 running... what makes Posin stand out for you? (Please help me make up my undecided mind!)

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    2. I have dealt with him in the past. He has always been straight up and knows his stuff. I think that he would be a good honest judge, especially compared to Bateman.

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  9. Letizia, Yeager, Bennett, and Baucum (what troll runs merely on similarity and who are you anyway??). Bateman for Henderson.

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  10. Gayle Nathan would do a good job in Hendertucky. I will vote for her. She has judicial experience that is needed.

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    1. She did such a great job in family court the voters ousted her in the primary election. She definitely will not get my vote!

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    2. Hallelujah. Lets put Nick DelVecchio in that race also. Jeesh.

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    3. I'm voting for her because she is a woman. That is also why I think Hillary would be a good choice to be in the White House.

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  11. query: how much of a factor is the name placement on the ballot? Will Bateman and Bachman have an edge because of that?

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    1. It has a significant factor. First name on the ballot gains approximately 5 percentage points and the last name if more than 2 people gains about a 3 percentage point advantage. Over the last decade or more, females also gain a significant advantage simply being female.

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    2. Bateman cant be a judge... He representing some specific people interest very arrogant young man... I was disgusted of one time experience of dealing with that guy...

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    3. I will take Wolfman Jack for the win, hello, Wolfie!

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    4. @12:18 pm I can't agree more!

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  12. Letizia, Kern, Benett, Baucum, Bateman

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  13. Please, God, no Eric Johnson. No Trump, either. Thank you!

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  14. Anyone get the Veteran's in Politics endorsement email? I think their work is admirable and they bring lot's of issues to the forefront, which allows for discussion. However, I find it unsettling that some of the moderators and sponsors are candidates they endorse. Is that a conflict of interest? I mean if one of your sponsors is Brent Jones it is clear you are going to endorse Brent Jones. They may have endorsed Brent Jones anyways, but it seems to be a clear conflict, yet that same organization is quick to point out and vilify others if they have a conflict.

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  15. Which issues, exactly, has he succeeded in bring to the forefront? VIPI is basically his vehicle for promoting himself. He wants to be a heavyweight in NV politics, and the only thing he's done to get there is create an organization whose name sounds impressive as an endorsement. It's as real as if someone got the endorsement of the former International Hotel president, and claimed to have received the endorsement of "International Leaders"

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  16. Lidia Stiglich or Mark Denton are most qualified. They will exercise the LAW

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  17. There are some women judges who should be taken out of Family court like yesterday not today... Moss, Elliott and Marquis... Marquis especially, she is dealing clients money granting attorney fees like crazy...she puts parents into jail if they don't pay attorney fees...

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    1. So you posted three times on this thread in the course of 4 minutes and are not an attorney. Got it.

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    2. What that post was about? Marquis must go before her terms expires. She is out of control, she breaks the law and due process in each case in front of her...

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  18. Marquis sucks, we know. She was the lesser of two evils. I would vote for Leuck over her, and he sucks. Donald Duck would run against her and win, but she was a better choice than Joe Scalia.

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  19. Why wasn't a list of "Clark County lawyers rating judges" published like in the past? As a voter, I found this a useful tool in making voting decisions? Where else could I find such a comparison on:
    1. number of times a judge is overturned
    2. handing down the maximum sentences
    3. choosing drug court rather than incarceration ...
    Thanks

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  20. Karen Bennet does not give a single damn about the local people. Her rulings are in line with supporting who can help her more in the future or avoid the most uproar.

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