Thursday, March 23, 2017


  • Here's a look at the Las Vegas Municipal Court elections. [RJ]
  • Boulder City is looking for a new city attorney. [RJ]
  • Silverstone Association is going to sue for restoration of their golf course. [RJ]
  • A panel of the Nevada Supreme Court reversed an attempted murder conviction. [RJ]
  • SpeedVegas responds to allegations of safety violations. [Fox5Vegas]

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Confirmation Hearing

  • Death penalty for Javier Righetti. [RJ]
  • Will Nevada be joining the popular vote movement? [Las Vegas SunRJ]
  • A lawsuit has been filed seeking to close SpeedVegas for unsafe conditions. [Fox5Vegas]
  • SCOTUSblog is live blogging day 3 of the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Help Me Stan

Have you ever called the State Bar of Nevada Ethics Hotline? What are your thoughts? Are you getting your money's worth? Is it the type of resource we need more of in Nevada? Any better ideas?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Johnny B. Goode

  • Ashley Sisolak, the public defender (and Boyd '13 grad) representing the mannequin attacker, is not going to be challenging her client's mental competency. [RJ]
  • Several lawyers are on the Vegas Inc. 40 under 40 list, including Stacie Michaels, VP and General Counsel at Wynn; Robin Perkins, a partner at Snell & Wilmer; Greg Riches, VP and legal counsel at MGM Resorts International; Timothy O'Reilly, O'Reilly Law Group president; and Judah Zakalik, founding partner at Peters and Associates. No sign of any Boyd '13s, but their day is coming. [Vegas Inc.]

Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Day 2017

  • A jury convicted Javier Righetti of first-degree murder. [RJ]
  • Meanwhile, another jury is about to begin deliberations on the War Machine trial. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Early voting for municipal races, including some municipal judges, starts Saturday. Anyone feel strongly about any of the races? [Las Vegas Sun]

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Here Comes Cinderella

  • The 9th Circuit ruled that a lawsuit against Metro over a man's 2013 death can proceed. [RJ]
  • Here's a look at the use of private emails and devices by elected officials in Nevada. [RJ]
  • Attorney Dayvid Figler opines on bail bond reform. [TNI]
  • Two federal judges have already blocked President Trump's second attempt at a travel ban. [CNN]
  • The Commission on Judicial Selection submitted these three names to the Governor for appointment to the Second Judicial District Court [KOLO]:
    • Wesley M. Ayres, 56, Reno, Discovery Commissioner
    • Barry L. Breslow, 54, Reno, Attorney
    • James Eric Keller, 45, Reno, Attorney

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Ides of March

  • Steven Myrhe named acting US Attorney for Nevada. [RJ]
  • Marc Randazza is representing Mormonleaks, a wikileaks type site, in a copyright dispute with the LDS Church. [Salt Lake Tribune; Gizmodo]
  • Immigration officials arrested 61 people in Nevada last week. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • It is unlikely War Machine will testify at trial. [Fox5Vegas]

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


  • Metro's focus is on crime, not immigration enforcement. [RJ]
  • Juvenile offender bill is meant to codify existing rights, not create new ones. [RJ]
  • Save Red Rock alleges the county violated open meeting laws. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Local attorney Emily Montgomery, currently at Olson Cannon by way of the DA's office, has invented and launched legal keypad software called Citepad, available as an OS X download on the App StoreCitepad reduces 8-19 key strokes for a properly formatted citation signal to one click. Users can toggle between italic and underline formatting, and insert footnotes with a click of a button. It supports Word, Pages, OpenOffice, and Google Docs, with more supported word processors on the way. She will also be adding Windows and iPad apps soon, so users will be able to have Citepad on every device seamlessly. Citepad will sell for $49.99 regularly, with a limited-time special introductory price of $39.99. More info here

Monday, March 13, 2017

Inalienable Right To Vote

  • A Q&A with Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Douglas. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Chief Justice Michael Cherry urges reform to improve representation of indigents. [KNPR]
  • Should felons be entitled to vote? [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The CCSD spends an increasing amount of money on legal fees. Here's a look at some of the firms doing that work. [TNI]

Friday, March 10, 2017

Here Comes Nascar

  • If you want to see Chief Justice Cherry's State of the Judiciary speech, click here and fast forward to 73:00. 
  • KTNV asks whether the family court judges have any responsibility with regard to April Parks crimes...
  • A bill was introduced in the Legislature to incentivize police to crack down on notarios. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Not Las Vegas, but a Canadian judge resigns over "keep your knees together" comment in rape trial. [Guardian]