Where applicable, the following public
cases may include Commission decisions, statements of charges, answers
to statements of charges, exhibits, and/or supreme court decisions. These
documents are available for download as Adobe Acrobat PDF files.
In re the Honorable John P. Wulle
|CJC No. 6707-F-154
December 14, 2012
The Commission conducted a public hearing on allegations that Judge John Wulle of the Clark County Superior Court violated Canons 3(A)(2) and 3(A)(3) of the 1995 Code, and Rules 1.1, 2.8(A) and (B) of the 2011 Code of Judicial Conduct by engaging in impatient, undignified and discourteous conduct towards litigants who appeared before him on four occasions. Judge Wulle was previously censured by the Commission in 2007 for intemperate conduct at a conference he attended in his capacity as a judge. The panel weighed aggravating and mitigating factors and determined the appropriate sanction was to reprimand the judge. The panel required that, should Judge Wulle undertake any part time or pro tem service as a judge after his retirement at the end of 2012, that he undergo an anger management evaluation and receive professional counseling to the satisfaction of the Commission.
Amended Commission Decision filed January 9, 2013.
Order Authorizing Amended Decision filed December 18, 2012.
Commission Decision filed December 14, 2012.
Letter re: Amended Answer to Statement of Charges filed June 4, 2012.
Amended Answer to Statement of Charges filed April 30 ,2012.
Answer to Statement of Charges filed on March 15, 2012.
Statement of Charges filed on February 22, 2012.
In re the Honorable Edwin J. Poyfair
|CJC No. 6691-F-153
May 4, 2012
From an agreed statement of facts, the Commission found that Clark County Superior Court Judge Edwin Poyfair violated Canon 1 (Rule 1.2) and Canon 2 (Rules 2.2, 2.3(A) and (B), and 2.8(B) of the Code of Judicial Conduct when he failed to order the return of a child to her biological mother, when that mother tried to revoke her consent to a voluntary adoption. The mother had learned that the proposed adoptive father had a history of molesting girls. Judge Poyfair stipulated that he failed to recognize the mother's legal right to revoke her consent, and that he failed to provide adequate information as to obtaining counsel to the child's biological parents despite recognizing they had an absolute right to same, and he injected the legally irrelevant issue of the father's immigration status in an intimidating fashion, and displayed an impatient, undignified and discourteous demeanor in that and in a separate matter involving a custody dispute. The Commission censured Judge Poyfair and, because he retired from office shortly after the acceptance of the stipulation, imposed no other conditions.
Stipulation, Agreement and Order of Censure filed May 4, 2012.
In re the Honorable John Doe
|CJC No. ####-F-###
Month 8, 2012
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