January 5, 2012

"Judging the Judges" report released

The Review-Journal releases its annual survey results:

A majority of lawyers evaluating performances by Clark County District Court judges have said that three of the jurists should no longer serve on the bench.

Judges Kathy Hardcastle, Michelle Leavitt and Jessie Walsh should not be re-elected, said those attorneys, who rated each district judge in the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Judicial Performance Evaluation. In addition, the lawyers gave failing marks to former Judge Jackie Glass, who stepped down from District Court shortly before the survey.

As judges don't receive as much attention as politicians, surveys like this are important and useful.