Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Slam The Steel Door


  • The jury is still out in the Bunkerville retrial. But not for much longer, right? [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The Gaming Commission is trying to balance weed and casinos. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Michael Roberson is running for lieutenant governor. [TNI]
  • The eviction of elderly people over the installation of security doors is headed to court. Anyone know which lawyers are involved? [KTNV]

Monday, August 21, 2017

Turn Around Bright Eyes


  • Judge Wiese will issue a decision on a motion to dismiss with regard to development near Red Rock within a month. [KNPR]
  • A federal judge in Florida denied a motion to delay a trial because an agent witness had a pre-booked trip to the zone of totality for the eclipse. [Washington Post]
  • The UNLV Boyd School of Law has openings for two law professors. [Higheredjobs.com]

Friday, August 18, 2017

Barcelona


  • Things are still on track for Nevada's first execution in over 10 years, but questions about where the State is getting the drugs for the procedure could be a hold up. [RJ]
  • Still no clear answer about parking for the Raiders stadium, but the Stadium Authority got lots of new details yesterday, including the average price of personal seat licenses. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • A judge cleared the way for more marijuana distributors to be licensed. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Two convicted pimps with life sentences are seeking new trials and alleging police corruption. [I-Team]
  • The Las Vegas Strip will be getting bollards installed this fall. [RJ]
  • HOLO Discovery is hosting a one year anniversary cocktail party at ReBAR on Main Street in downtown Las Vegas this evening from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.  You're invited to the celebration.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Step Right Up


  • The AG is cracking down on those "malicious" ADA lawsuits. [KTNV]
  • DA Steve Wolfson has announced his reelection bid. Who will step up to challenge him this time? [RJ]

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Silent Closing


  • The Bunkerville retrial went to the jury yesterday after defense attorneys declined to make closing statements. [Las Vegas Sun; RJ]
  • A group of Yale students responded to their Dean's opinion piece on protesters in law school. [The Nation]
  • The Best Lawyers list, at least one step above Nevada's Legal Elite, is out. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

More About The Bar Exam

Elliot Anderson, Nevada state assemblyman and '15 Boyd grad, wrote an opinion piece in The Nevada Independent yesterday.  In it he discusses several options for improving bar passage rates without lowering standards. Go check it out and come back and let us know what you think. Any better ideas?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Teach Them To Love


  • School is back in session. Please be aware of school zones and watch out for increased pedestrian traffic! [RJ]
  • A vote by the Clark County Commissioners on Tuesday to increase the recording fee would benefit LACSN. Also, shout to Kim Sinatra for her work on behalf of foster children.
  • Public attendees at the Department of Taxation's meeting regarding marijuana distribution last week were required to produce identification to get into the meeting "for safety purposes." [RJ]
  • A Carson City District Judge halted any efforts by the Department of Taxation to license additional distributors. [RJ]
  • Judge Gloria Navarro cut short a defendant's testimony in the Bunkerville retrial. [RJ]
  • Adam Kutner donated $1,000 to Ronzone Elementary School to help with school supplies. [PRNewswire]
  • Easton Harris was disbarred in June and now faces felony theft charges. [KTNV]
  • Here's an article with input from Amanda Connor, Riana Durrett, and Nicholas Wooldridge about the law keeping pace with recreational marijuana. [Vegas Inc.]
  • Here's an article about Jordan Flake of Clear Counsel Law Group. [Vegas Inc.]
  • Here's an article about Joel Henriod and Lewis Roca. [Vegas Inc.]
  • A UNR student became the face of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday and is now facing the consequences. [RJ

Friday, August 11, 2017

You've Lost That Lawyer Feeling

What do you do when you start to get burned out or lose your passion for the profession? Do you take a vacation? Do you change things up? Do you change jobs? Does it get better? Do you go back to school? Do you run for judge?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rhinestone Cowboy


  • A CCSD teacher fired for watching porn at school in front of students is fighting the loss of his job. [RJ]
  • The Department of Taxation will evaluate today whether marijuana companies can distribute their own product. [TNI]
  • Five transgender service members sue President Trump over ban. [Las Vegas Sun]

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

She Says


  • Judge Joe Hardy ordered the new owners of the Legacy Golf Course to maintain the status quo. [RJ]  Here's Erika Pike Turner explaining what happened. [via @Journalismsandy]
  • Danny Tarkanian, a Nevada licensed lawyer, is running agains Senator Dean Heller in the primary next year. [RJ]
  • Female lawyers can talk, too. [NY Times]