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Ex-judge banned from Nevada bench for handcuffing of lawyer

Mar 01, 2017 - Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former Las Vegas justice of the peace has been barred for life from the court bench in Nevada as punishment for a series of courtroom confrontations, including ordering a defense attorney to be handcuffed when she wouldn't stop arguing to keep a client out of jail.

Conrad Hafen agreed Feb. 4 not to contest censure by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline for four incidents between December 2014 and last May, when he had Deputy Clark County Public Defender Zohra Ba...