District Court Judge Jennifer Elliott orders video of family court case to be removed.
Clark County, Nevada
October 9, 2016
Yesterday, Veterans In Politics International, Inc. (VIPI) was served with a copy of a Court Order sealing case materials in a family court case on which we have been reporting, Saiter v. Saiter, case no. D-15-521372D.
We had recently posted a videotape of a hearing that took place on September 29, 2016, in the Saiter case. The video exposed the disrespectful and obstructionist behavior of the husband’s lawyer, Jennifer Abrams (see Nevada Attorney attacks a Clark County Family Court Judge in Open Court
After our video was posted, Abrams, seeking to stop us from showing the video, obtained a Court Order which stated that “the current post of the September 29, 2016 hearing video, and any and all other hearing videos from this case shall be immediately removed from the internet.” The Order does not name VIPI but states that it pertains to “all persons or entities.”
While we disagree that there is anything private in the video, we are abiding by it out of respect for the Court. The Order states that it is being issued “in the best interest of the four (4) children in the case,” however, the focus of the video is the misbehavior of Abrams, not the children. Abrams is not a parent, child, or a party in the case. Her embarrassing behavior before the judge has no bearing on the children.
This Order appears to just be an attempt by Abrams to hide her behavior from the rest of the legal community and the public.
We will, however, continue to work on behalf of our community to keep our courts and those working within them, accountable for their actions.