Friday, June 9, 2017

Wind'em Up


  • Here's another article on the most important municipal court race of our time. [RJ]
  • Rick Rizzolo pleads guilty to tax charge. [RJ]
  • Courts could impact whether recreational marijuana sales start on July 1. [Las Vegas Sun]

21 comments:

  1. Let's discuss something really important. Who are the worst Family Court Judges? I go there about 1 time a year and they all seem only mildly coherent. How about some gossip about them. There was a rumor that one of them took vacation days off for about 1/3 of the year. These Judges decide stuff that matters and no one seems to even know who they are. Those in the know - GO:

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  2. Worst (in order): (1) Pomrenze-- she is crazy, dangerously crazy, like Nancy Koppe-level crazy. (2) Ochoa-- He practiced Family Law so you would think he knows what he is doing but he has developed this arbitrary streak that is just maddening (3) Lisa Brown-- how did she get reelected in a town that doesn't offer second chance?

    You asked about a Judge who took huge time off-- probably Jennifer Elliott. And yet taking time off just means that a Senior sits in for you, which is ultimately less damaging than the judges above.

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    1. I agree with 9:02, and I practice family law pretty frequently. To add some additional info, I would probably put Judge Moss somewhere around Ochoa and Brown in the bottom 4. Other than that, most of the family court judges do an adequate job and there are only a couple that I would consider good judges. Generally, I think Judge Potter is okay - he usually makes the right call - but his demeanor is terrible. I voted against him based purely on his inability to control his temper on the bench. There's no need to have an aneurysm during every single hearing.

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    2. How can Harter escape scrutiny? He is aloof, arrogant, and never reads a single pleading. Not surprisingly, he went to a bottom feeder law school program and would never make it in private practice.

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  3. I agree with 9:02 100%. I am there several times per week.

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  4. 1 - agreed 2 - he's not that bad 3 - fuuuuuuuck Probably laziest judge on the bench. Doesn't seem to know she was elected to make decisions. Haven't noticed Elliot MIA that much. Seems to be an exaggeration. Elliot and Marquis are def pro-mom. Don't take a custody or alimony case in front of either of them if your client is male.

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    1. Marquis was good to this dad.. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8rtd-hmz3K8

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    2. Marquis is good to her husband, who is old enough to be her father plus.

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    3. Old guy FTW!

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  5. WTF???? The only bright spot on the horizon given the clown in the oval office is that I could buy recreational marijuana starting July 1, and now someone is trying to take that away? This aggression will not stand man.

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  6. I agree with a poster yesterday who indicated that, contrary to what most people probably think, Almase is probably benefitting a lot more from all this controversy than Campbell.

    Even though the RJ articles certainly make Almase's conduct and judgment look bad, relatively few people read the paper as opposed to a decade or two ago(and this holds true even though the RJ is available on line).

    On the other hand, when Almase attacks Campbell, she does so with direct mail to inveterate municipal voters--people who vote in every municipal election.

    And even though the allegations in the mailers are absurd(scaring voters into believing that Campbell is pro-defendant and wants to flood the streets with violent criminals) voters who don't know any better, who may not really be reading about the election in the RJ, will reject the candidate who is portrayed as soft on crime, even though in actuality the assertions are nonsense.

    And even though Almase subsequently apologized on Facebook for the content of the mailers(on account that the mailers also attacked criminal defense attorneys), I think the mailers will be incredibly effective. Very few people who receive the mailer will actually have read of Almase's apology for sending the mailer.

    It may be the only piece of "information"(note the quote marks around the word "information") that many voters receive about the race. Again, most no longer read the papers or watch local news broadcasts.

    I was hoping I was wrong about all this but(with the understanding that many polls are highly questionable) the latest poll has Almase leading.

    If Campbell's team knows what's good for it, hopefully they are sending out a last minute mailer of their own to habitual municipal voters who have not yet cast their ballot.

    Instead if they put their faith in the belief that the average voter is intelligent and informed enough to "know better" they may receive a rude awakeing. Likewise, if they also put their faith in what they believe to be their candidate's sterling legal reputation, and that she is broadly favored in the legal community over Almase, they will find how little difference that makes.

    But the big thing Campbell still has going for her is a significant fundraising advantage. If she puts it to good use with mailers of her own, and aggressive last minute t.v. and radio, she can still pull it out. But they better spend every dime and not rely at all on their hope and belief that the voters will very informed and discerning.

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    1. I think that this topic needs to die BUT Heidi may have an advantage in going nuclear negative for this election. But should she win, she has completely alienated literally everyone in this town; from defense attorneys, prosecutors, campaign managers, city employees, etc. She better spend the next six years fixing all this damage or she is fucked. Usually I would say that people have short memories but I think this race left some scars. And if she loses, she better have a great backup plan cause I don't know where she could go after this.

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  7. After reading the weed article, I feel scammed. I just want to smoke a joint every now and then, but after all the taxing on the growers, the "select" licensed transporters, the dispensary, what is a joint going to cost, $100? I'll stick with my $2 chuck from trader joes to mellow out.

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  8. STOP CORRUPTION in our FAMILY COURTS
    Friday June 23 8am - 11am
    in front of the Clark County Family Court 601 North Pecos Road
    (corner of Pecos and Bonanza)

    https://www.facebook.com/events/764149380433582/

    https://www.facebook.com/WARdeclaredonClarkCountyNevadaFamilyCourtSystem/?ref=settings

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    1. Voldemort, no one cares about your worthless protest. You should spend some time learning to read and write at a second grade level.

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    2. Ditto @7:24

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    3. This is actually a cause I could see some merit in. But Voldemort destroys it. Family Court has big problems that need to be addressed. The message is worthy; the messenger is not.

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  9. There are several. We are predicting by 11.2020 65% of the bench would retire, not run for reelection, lose their reelection bid or get booted off the bench by the State or the feds.

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  10. Harter is done as a judge. If he last until 2020 it would be a miracle, but he won't be reelected in 2020.

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  11. Voldemort, please. Your movement is a joke. Who listens to you? Only idiots, remember?

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  12. Let's see, Voldemort. Your candidates went 0-3. We are predicting that you will have NO impact on the family court system.

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