Even more disgusting is the unauthorized disclosure of information that could or could not be prejudicial to another person, just for political reasons.
For many years large corporations, including hotels/casinos, have had the practice of conducting performance evaluations. But such evaluations have always been confidential to a great degree. Also, the person evaluated has the right to know what’s on, and to sign or refuse to sign, the performance evaluation form.
This is one of the many reasons people are losing respect and trust for the legal profession, because there is no such thing as privacy any more. Secretaries seem to forget that the word “secretary” comes from secret and that whatever they hear at their office should remain secret. Paralegals discuss clients’ cases as if they were talking about a night at a discotheque. To complete the nonsense, attorneys sit in a downtown eatery and talk about cases that should be discussed behind closed doors. To think that many people crucified Edward Snowden, without a cross!
Going back to Adam Laxalt… well known GOP political activist and campaign consultant, Chuck Muth, said the evaluation made public is a major, major problem for Laxalt’s campaign.
I don’t have the experience and expertise of Chuck Muth, but in my most humble opinion, everything depends on the color of the crystal through which you are viewing things. Adam Laxalt is a former US Navy prosecutor and Federal prosecutor.
During his tour in Iraq he served as a judge advocate general, prosecuting all wartime terrorists, looking after our security and freedom. While he was on active duty in Iraq, his opponent, Ross Miller, was sitting behind a desk in an air-conditioned office.
Laxalt later was a special adviser to the United States Department of State. If a local law firm now considers Mr. Laxalt a train wreck, then the State Department, the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency representing the United States at more than 270 diplomatic locations around the world, should be considered incompetent for the hiring of its attorneys.
It has been my hobby for years to collect and catalog newspaper articles. While reading Internet articles about Ross Miller, I read with great interest that while Deputy District Attorney, he made news with the prosecution of and life sentences received for Donald Sjolseth, Joe Armstead, and Daniel Wolff.
I immediately took out my books from 2003, 2004, and 2006, and to my big surprise I noticed that Donald Sjolseth was prosecuted by Ross Miller but also by Michael O’Callaghan, the son of the late Governor Mike O’Callaghan. Sjolseth apparently committed suicide in prison in 2006.
Joe Armstead was prosecuted by District Attorneys Christopher Lee and Daniel Wolff by Chief Deputy District Attorney Vicki Monroe. No credit given to Ross Miller.
Apparently, we cannot trust anything written in our two local papers.
The point here about Adam Laxalt is that some people might pay attention to Ralston and his permanent instigation when he dislikes someone (remember, Mr. Ralston, according to you everybody is entitled to their opinion and that is my opinion). But others would wonder about the “loyalty” of a fellow co-worker who thinks nothing of distributing private and confidential matters for political gain. That this is a disaster for Adam’s campaign? I don’t think so; he still has plenty of loyal friends, supporters and followers standing behind him ready to cast their vote on Election Day. I am one of them.