Hearing For Suspended Nevada State Judge Postponed Until June

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline
has postponed until June 9 a hearing on a complaint accusing suspended Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Halverson of improper conduct, sexual harassment and sleeping on the bench.

The commission issued an order Thursday making it clear Halverson sought the delay.

She obtained a ruling in January from the Nevada Supreme Court
saying the disciplinary charges against her were moving too slowly.

Halverson was elected to the bench in Las Vegas in 2006. She's
been suspended with pay since July 2007.

She's fighting a 14-count complaint with a claim of "absolute immunity."

The state high court upheld her suspension in November, pending the discipline panel's decision on whether she's fit to be a judge.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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