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November 18, 2008

Judge Removed from Bench for Being Lazy, Mean, and Huttese

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Bailiffs escorted her from court, armed with a...
Thermal Detonator!

I'm not sexist. I just don't like Hutts. They've completely taken over the Correllian Trade Routes and the Spice Mines of Kessel. They move into your rackets faster than Moe Green muscling into the Tropicana.

And the fromundah stank. Don't get me started.

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline issued an order today that permanently removes Judge Elizabeth Halverson from the bench.

Judge Halverson was suspended from the bench in July 2007. She lost a recent bid for re-election in the August primary election.

She faced a disciplinary hearing in August on charges of misconduct. After two weeks of hearings in August, the commission heard a dozen complaints, including that the judge was accused of sleeping on the bench and treating her staff like servants.

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The commission said there was sufficient evidence to show Halverson slept during portions of two criminal and one civil trial.

“What makes this series of three occasions more serious is that Judge Halverson fell asleep in front of juries who were already empanelled for trial under her supervision and she did so within months of taking office, not years after having presided over hundreds of trials,” said the commission.

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Halverson mistreated her staff, berated them with foul language and required her bailiff to massage her feet, neck and shoulders.

The bailiff filed a lawsuit seeking $100,000 in punitive damages as well as "the sweet oblivion of memory-cleansing death."

In further related news, her bailiff was actually Darth Vader, who issued this brief statement about the foot-massages.


Thanks to Johanna.

More News: According to Marina the Stacked Etymologist, the phrase "I'd hit that" has stopped being an internet compliment and has become, in her words, "nossing more dan a cruel joke in a world gone mad."


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