Thursday, May 5, 2016

Tails You Lose

  • Attorney Michael Becker is the only lawyer with a perfect 100/100 rating on [PRnewswire]
  • Congrats to the 53% of February 2016 Nevada bar exam takers who passed. After overcoming odds like that, what's next--the craps table?
  • Las Vegas City Attorney Brad Jerbic writes that the First Amendment protects the "practically nude." [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The 9th Circuit is to hear another appeal in a 1995 Carson City killing. [RJ]

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Fool For A Day

  • Ted Cruz suspends his campaign leaving Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee. [Fox5Vegas]
  • The Sky Combat Ace plane crash over the weekend may not have happened, but for a refund policy. [RJ]
  • A lawsuit by an ex-employee of a Nevada assemblyman-owned company says she was required to watch religious videos. [RJ]
  • The Nevada Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments at Canyon Springs High School next week. []

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Among The Stars

  • Harvey Whittemore has completed his prison sentence. [RJ]
  • The Supreme Court heard oral argument on a special diet for a Thelemist prisoner. [RJ]
  • Mitchell Posin was suspended again. [RJ]
  • We're a little over a week away from the premier of Las Vegas Law. We've heard that not only does the show feature DA Wolfson, but Judge Douglas Herndon will be making his small screen debut along with Chief Deputy District Attorney/erstwhile judicial candidate Bernie Zadrowski and defense attorney Warren Geller (but not until the second episode). 

Monday, May 2, 2016

One Too Many

  • A Koch brothers backed group is paying for ads against Senate candidate Catherine Cortez-Masto. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Lots of excuses from drivers ticketed for not knowing the law about operating an automobile and cell phone at the same time. [RJ]
  • Supreme Court of Nevada will hear argument on repealing the commerce tax today. [Fox5Vegas]
  • A Clark County School District board candidate wants to ban football. [KNPR]

Friday, April 29, 2016

To The Big Leagues

  • The Supreme Court ruled against HOAs yesterday in the Ikon case. [RJ]
  • It also overturned a conviction that was double jeopardy. [RJ]
  • President Obama nominated UNLV law professor Anne Traum to replace Judge Robert Clive Jones on the federal bench. [Fox5Vegas]
  • President Obama nominated Kate Marshall to the Election Assistance Commission. [RJ]
  • Intrigue at the Water District. [RJ]

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Do You Even Carry?

As we mentioned yesterday, DA Wolfson is coming out in support of background checks on gun sales in Nevada. We've also noted on this blog before the special exception in the law that allows prosecutors, judges, and county employees to carry concealed weapons in the courthouse. Gun ownership is a political hot button these days and it got us wondering how many attorneys carry, concealed or otherwise. Does your firm have a policy on it?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Little Red Corvette

  • RIP Charles "Chuck" Thompson, former Clark County deputy DA and attorney for Jerry Tarkanian. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The Supreme Court of Nevada upheld the conviction of a man who killed his neighbor. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • New allegations are surfacing against Ben Nadig and his involvement with his former client Robert Wolfe (a story that first came to out attention in 2014). [RJ]
  • New trial date for the Bundy/Bunkerville standoff case. [RJ]
  • DA Wolfson endorses initiative to mandate background checks on gun sales (Question 1 on the ballot this November). [RJ]
  • Not Vegas specific, but a good reminder to get your affairs in order--it looks like Prince died without a will. [NY Times]

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Administrative Professionals Week 2016

Here is your friendly reminder that we are in the midst of Administrative Professionals Week and that tomorrow is Administrative Professionals Day. What does that mean to you? Will you be doing something special for the administrative professionals in your life? Any recommendations? Any stories?

Monday, April 25, 2016

Lawyer Handsome

  • Robin Leach says, "Handsome Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson is about to become reality television’s newest star..."  Lawyer hot or not? [RJ]
  • The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the suspension of Tom Brady. [CBSsports]
  • Judge Diana Hampton's death was ruled accidental. [RJ]

Friday, April 22, 2016

Historical Cell Data

  • The Supreme Court ruled that police don't need a warrant to obtain certain cell phone records. The opinion is here (Taylor v. Nevada). What do you think? [RJ]