Monday, June 5, 2017

Trailblazers


  • Here's a puff piece on Micaela Moore, the new City of North Las Vegas City Attorney. [RJ]
  • One of the three new judges sworn in last week is Nevada's first black female judge. [KTNV]
  • There is a lot that has happened in the Legislature over the last few days as the session draws to a close tonight. [TNI]

16 comments:

  1. Not since the days of Judge Goldman have I worried that a jurist was actually not mentally ok. Magistrate Koppe is off the deep end, strung far too tight and makes rulings that leave one aghast.

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    1. Agree. She's not suited for the position. Perhaps prison guard?

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    2. I agree Koppe is a nutcase. She does not belong on the bench

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    3. I have only heard the worst things about her. I had her on one case and I didn't think she was necessarily terrible or out of line. She was pretty critical of some of my arguments when she ruled on one of my discovery motions (grant in part and deny in part). But that's par for the course if you're used to practicing in LA federal court, where judges seem to feel the need to throw some mean jabs in any time they disagree with any of your arguments.

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    4. I didn't deal with her a whole lot, but I quickly learned that you have to follow the rules to a T with her. That's not necessarily a bad thing, except when you don't practice too much in Fed Ct and you miss something that you didn't even know existed.

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    5. Koppe definitely benefits the experienced federal court practitioner - if you blow deadlines or rules, then she'll call you on it. I actually like it because everybody is treated the same. But, you better know the local rules like the back of your hand.

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    6. She is a nightmare even for the Federal Court practitioner. Ferenbach is the idea for a Judge/Magistrate, knows the rules and treats the parties with respect. Peggy Leen can be tough, but Peggy is not harsh. Koppe is not merely nasty. Some of her rulings are unnecessarily nasty for nastiness sake, almost that thing which sadists have of reveling in how far past the line one can go.

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    7. Not to mention Koppe is slow as hell. File a motion to strike? Expect to wait and wait and wait. It'll probably be decided in less than a year. No guarantees, though.

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    8. Ferenbach turned into a huge douche. When he was with LSC, he was more reasonable and easy to deal with. Now, he let the black robe go to his head and acts like an asshole.

      And yes, I agree, Koppe is a huge nightmare to deal with. I have no idea if she is actually intelligent, I just know she has a terrible judicial temperament.

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    9. That never happens with the RJC crew.

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  2. North Las Vegas is a cesspool in every way. The city has not one redeeming quality.

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  3. Beautiful city hall building.

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  4. https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/lawsuit-accuses-boulder-city-police-of-altering-dashcam-recording/

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  5. Not a Cadish, but actually agreed with her ruling for War Machine.

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  6. fan, sentencing

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