Friday, January 24, 2020

What Happened Next Beggars Belief

  • Southern Nevada jails aim to reduce repeat bookings of homeless clients. [TNI]
  • Contractors' board administrative law judge Noah Allison comes down hard on Sparks contractor. [MyNews4]
  • Driver told police she had a couple of glasses of wine before fatal wrong-way crash. [RJ]
  • If you haven't seen it yet, check out this opinion from Judge Frank Easterbrook after the executive branch defied an order sent down on remand. [Above The Law]

Thursday, January 23, 2020

What Happens Here, Only Happens Here

  • Did Michelle Fiore violate campaign fund laws by paying a catering company run by her daughter over $100K during the last 18 months? [TNI]
  • Dayvid Figler on "Seeing DUI with new eyes." [TNI]
  • Nevada man sentenced for trafficking endangered species. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Las Vegas has a new advertising slogan. What do you think? Is it true about the practice of law here too?

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

High-Risk Units

  • Clark County is taking steps to prevent another fire in high-risk units like what happened at the Alpine Motel Apartments. [TNI]
  • CCSD will decide tomorrow whether to approve $1.8 million in teacher abuse suits. [RJ]
  • Trial starts for man accused of killing liquor store clerk. [RJ]
  • Judge Michael Villani decided prosecutors do not have to turn over disciplinary records of officers involved in the Scott Gragson case. [I-Team]
  • Garret Ogata, representing the man accused punching another man on a bus, says the video doesn't tell the whole story. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Will the Nevada Legislature revisit bail reform next year? [Nevada Current]
  • With the rules set, the impeachment trial moves to opening arguments. [KNPR]

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Impeachment Trial Commences

  • The Senate Impeachment Trial of President Trump gets under way today. You can find coverage in many places, but here is a link to C-Span.
  • Eviction cases are down for the first time in 10 years. [RJ]
  • What else is going on out there today?

Monday, January 20, 2020

MLK, Jr. Day 2020

Here's a quick post for those of you who still had to report into work today:

  • Las Vegas lawyer to pay $25,000 fine for selling taxidermy rhino mount. [News3LV]
  • Here's the RJ's take on how many candidates filed for judicial office. [RJ

Friday, January 17, 2020

Last Call For Judicial Candidates

The last day for judicial candidates to file is here. As of this morning, there are a 105 candidates filed. You can see who all has filed in Clark County here.  You can view state office filings via this page. Thoughts? Predictions? Anything else going on out there today?

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Tiny Sombreros

  • The Cosmopolitan denies defaming OJ Simpson. [News3LV; 8NewsNow]
  • The Clark County Education Association wants to increase sales tax. [TNI]
  • Las Vegas City Council revokes open space rules about developing on golf courses and other open spaces. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Meanwhile, Henderson is considering inclusionary zoning. [Nevada Current]
  • Here's a handy link to see who has filed to run for judge. Deadline is tomorrow, close of business.
  • There have now been sightings of pigeons in Reno wearing tiny sombreros. [KTNV]

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Job Satisfaction 2019

January tends to be a month where a lot of people in the legal profession change jobs. Maybe its because of resolutions that are made, maybe it's because the bonuses have been paid, or maybe it's just because firms start hiring again. Now that the holidays are over and you made it through another calendar year, let us know where you stand on job satisfaction. Are you satisfied where you are at? Do you plan on looking for a new job? Are you already looking? If you're not satisfied where you are at, why? What could get you to change your mind? Are you satisfied with your current job?

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Billie The Pidge

  • The Nevada Supreme Court issued a stay and will hear oral argument about the role of legislative attorneys in payroll tax suit. [TNI]
  • The Court dismissed charges against alleged child molester because of 'gross negligence' by police. [TNI]
  • Homeowner beats HOA in fight that went to the Nevada Supreme Court. [KTNV]
  • This article about the lack of fire inspections at the Alpine Motel apartments mentions the entity owning the apartments has a 10-member defense team. [RJ]
  • Despite the deans' legal win last summer, CCSD is still phasing them out. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Did proponents of the Raiders stadium fumble on the number of jobs it would create? [Nevada Current]
  • Despite denying rumors for months, representatives of the Raiders are finally admitting that there is an issue with the roof and it won't be done until May, months behind schedule. However, they claim the stadium is still set to be substantially completed by the end of July. [RJ]
  • Billie the Pidge, one of the pigeons who had a tiny cowboy hat glued to its head, has died. [8NewsNow]

Monday, January 13, 2020

Lawyers Make MIstakes

  • A law grad convinced a bankruptcy judge in New York to discharge his student loan debt. [ABA Journal]
  • Bayzle Morgan sentenced to 44 years to life. [RJ]
  • Principal told to work at home sues CCSD for slander. [RJ]
  • Orrin Johnson opines on the LCB issue. [TNI]
  • Time for a better bar exam? [ABA Journal]
  • Attorney John Muije is running for District Court judge in Elko. [Elko Daily]
  • Here's the link to who has filed in Clark County. The deadline to file is this Friday.