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Nevada Judicial Watch,
Our judicial system, by design, is supposed to exclude outside influences so that all rulings are made in accordance with the facts and law of each given case. However, it is easy to see that the system is flawed. For the most part, our judges take the bench through politics. The “Halls of Justice” and the walls of the judicial chambers are oftentimes as effective at keeping out politics and public opinion when it comes to reaching a decision as a screen door is at holding back water. As such, even when the law and facts clearly mandate a particular result, judges all too often allow other considerations to dictate a contrary ruling.
Of particular concern at the moment is a case that was recently argued before the Nevada Supreme Court. Exposed was the outrageous practices of the Commission on Judicial Discipline. This Commission declared that they do not recognize the due process rights expressly given to each and to every judge in the State of Nevada as law! The Commission admitted that they are violating the due process rights of District Court Judge Steven Jones. There is proof they have not followed the law. There is proof they have not followed the mandated rules and procedures. Their request was simply to be allowed to continue with their unlawful and unauthorized persecution, indicating that after they are finished, the Supreme Court could remedy any and all wrongs they might inflict. They should not — they must not — allow this to continue. They need to be stopped now!
It is certainly fair to say that if any sitting Supreme Court Justice was the subject of the daily and irreparable harm inflicted by a Commission that is operating outside the law, they would not deem an appeal to be a timely and adequate remedy. The rights that Judge Jones is fighting for are not only for himself, but for every judge in this state, both sitting and future jurists. NJW is hopeful that the magnitude of this case does not escape the Court and that their decision is actually based on the law… not on politics.
Judicial decisions, when based on the law, are predictable and preserve justice. When politics permeate the process, fair and just decisions have as much predictability as a blind-folded child swinging at a moving pinata. This cannot be tolerated. When we recognize judges that do not follow the law and allow themselves to be persuaded inappropriately, we have no option but to replace them. After all, elections are hit and miss.