Elizabeth Halverson is a judge, but what she really wanted to be is a queen:
Her former bailiff, for example, says Halverson made him feel like a "houseboy." He says the judge -- who is obese and uses a motorized scooter to get around -- made him put her shoes on her feet, massage her back, cover her with a blanket for naps and make sure her oxygen tank was filled. He says she asked him, "Do you want to worship me from near or afar?"
Halverson also surrounded herself with her own hired guards, saying she did not trust the courthouse security force to protect her. Another time, she allegedly had her husband sworn in so that she could ask him under oath whether he had completed chores at home.
She has since been locked out of her Las Vegas (where else?) courtroom, and suspended from the bench. And though her case is now up at the Judicial Discipline Commission, she is still running for re-election: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/05/09/queen.judge.ap/index.html | Halverson's website