Since the last coverage of her on ATL, the Energizer-bunny-esque Judge Elizabeth Halverson has been ordered on the inactive list by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline.
Following an emotional plea by Halverson in a rare television interview, and a similar public plea by two sexy ex-Halverson staffers (a law clerk and a secretary), the hearing transcripts have been released by the Nevada Supreme Court.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal published a story this morning that basically places the final nail in the
425 500 lb jurist’s cavernous coffin career:
District Judge Elizabeth Halverson’s former bailiff testified that she fell asleep daily in court and frequently told him to shoot her husband, according to transcripts of a closed-door hearing that were made public Wednesday.
Yes, you read that right: “frequently told him to shoot her husband.”
(Dozing off on the bench is no big deal. Some highly regarded judges do it all the time.)
The balance of the insanity, after the jump.
The article continues:
Johnnie Jordan, who began working as Halverson’s bailiff when she took office in January, told the Nevada Judicial Discipline Commission at a July 16 hearing that his boss told him “plenty of times” that she wanted him to shoot her husband, a convicted felon whom she called “Evil Ed” and other derogatory names.
”Did you take this as a joke what she was telling you, just shoot him?” special counsel Dorothy Nash-Holmes asked. ”No, I didn’t,” Jordan replied. “I didn’t know how to take it.”
Although Halverson made the comments in front of her husband, he was not present on one occasion when the judge told Jordan she would dispose of the body herself, the former bailiff testified.
If she chopped him up and hid the body parts in her (surely overflowing) refrigerator, we doubt his remains would ever be found.
Judge Halverson also could hide the corpse underneath her robe. That tent-like garment could easily accommodate him — plus a gaggle of Bangladeshi villagers, too.
Discipline Commission: Staff claim Judge slept on job [Las Vegas Review-Journal]
You’re NOT the Boss of Me [ABA Journal]
In The Matter of The Hon. Elizabeth Halverson [Supreme Court of Nevada]
Earlier: Prior ATL coverage of Elizabeth Halverson