January 4, 2019
Records Department for Clark County District Court Judge
Clark County Eighth Judicial District Court Family Division
601 N Pecos Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Clark County Eighth Judicial District Court Civil/Criminal
200 Lewis Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Dear Custodian of Records:
Under the Nevada Open Records Act § 239 et seq., We are requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of public records for all 52 Eighth Judicial Clark County District Court Judges in both Family and Civil/Criminal Divisions, any and all attendance records for calendar year 01 January 2018 through 31 December 2018, including but not limited to all sick days, all personal days, all holidays, all educational training, all half days, all hours worked during this time period.
If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform us if the cost will exceed $100.
However, we would also like to request a waiver of all fees in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s understanding of Veterans In Politics International, Inc.
The purpose of this information is to obtain information for news purposes. We have made a formal complaint against one of the Family Court Judges that worked 2-3 days per week. Since this complaint, we have learned that the Chief District Court Judge change the attendance policy that judges would have to account for their attendance.
We have also learned that the Judges Courtroom Marshals have been badging Judges in and out to give a false reading of the judge’s actual work hours. Through our courtroom observation’s we have personally noticed that judges courtrooms have been locked and the judge’s dockets empty.
We do understand that some judges monitoring screen in front of their courtrooms do not work, but some of these screens have been out of order for years (example Family Court Judge Cheryl Moss screen hasn’t worked for years), we believe that this is a way of preventing the true calendar of the judge’s agenda.
We have also observed that many judges only work part-time, we have reports of many judges are seen throughout the community doing their personal agenda and not in the courtroom. These same judge’s will go on the campaign trail and look for a sympathetic audience misleading the voting public of their true work schedule.
But the biggest factor is that we learned that 15 additional district court judges will be requested for legislation approval (8 Family and 7 Civil/Criminal) including additional JEA’s, Law Clerks and Courtroom Marshals.
We have also learned that most cases are taking a judge months and years to render a decision, keeping litigants lives on hold. If a judge is not at work we are paying their Marshal’s to do the same. We believe that millions of dollars in tax money are being wasted from judges that don’t work a minimum of 40 hours per week.
This information is not being sought for commercial purposes.
If access to the records we are requesting will take longer than a ‘reasonable’ amount of time (15 days), please contact me with information about when we might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.
If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify us of the appeal procedures available to us under the law.
Thank you for considering our request.
President of Veterans In Politics International, Inc.
The host of Veterans In Politics Media Outlet
702 283 8088