Suspended District Judge Elizabeth Halverson’s federal court hearing scheduled for today has been postponed until September, but her hearing before the Judicial Discipline Commission is expected to resume.
Halverson, who lost her re-election bid, is asking U.S. District Judge Robert Jones for a preliminary injunction, which would stop the disciplinary proceedings against her. Halverson claims her due process rights are being violated because the panel is withholding key information necessary for her defense in the hearing.
The commission’s disciplinary proceedings are scheduled to resume at 10 a.m. today at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Center.
The Judicial Discipline Commission filed a 14-count complaint against Halverson, alleging she created a hostile work environment, fell asleep on the bench and couldn’t properly conduct trials, among other charges. Halverson, 50, has denied the charges.
At the end of the hearing, the commission will decide whether there is enough evidence to prove misconduct. The commission could permanently bar Halverson from serving as a judge.