Tuesday, November 18, 2008
In a scathing 28 page finding, the Nevada Judicial Commission has removed the contentious Halverson from the bench and she is barred from ever serving as a judge in Nevada again.
Some of the counts against Halverson included sleeping in court, lying under oath, and mistreatment of staff.
Halverson has maintained her innocence, saying that the court officials who filed the complaints were "out to get her."
The commission said Halverson had an unrepentant attitude, lacked professional litigation and judicial expertise and had a disrespectful demeanor. "Some judges are in office for an entire career and do not accumulate the type of dismal professional history that the record in this case establishes."
Halverson refused to comment on the Commission’s ruling.
Nevada Judicial Commission’s Findings
Las Vegas Sun