Friday, September 23, 2022

Anchor Days

  • RJ moves to protect information in Jeff German's seized devices. [RJ]
  • As Lake Mead drops, a private intake runs dry and a bankruptcy ensues. [TNI]
  • The rise and fall of the Oath Keepers, born in Las Vegas. [RJ]
  • Class-action lawsuit alleges MGM failed to pay cash-out tickets in full. [8NewsNow]
  • Joey Gilbert sanctioned in failed lawsuit over GOP primary. [8NewsNow]
  • Man sentenced to four years for trying to burn down the courthouse. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • One BigLaw firm sets anchor days to be in the office. Do you think that's a good idea/bad idea? [ABA Journal]

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Autumnal Equinox 2022

Happy first day of fall! The Commission on Judicial Selection is accepting applications for the seat being vacated by Justice Abbi Silver. A commenter yesterday said they "heard through the grapevine that Judges Tierra Jones, Susan Johnson, and Jerry Wiese will probably be applying for appointment for the seat being vacated by Justice Silver." Who would you like to see fill Seat F on the Nevada Supreme Court?

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Tally Me Banana

  • Opinion: The Nevada Supreme Court should look like Nevada. [TNI
  • Video of Henry Ruggs practicing out of state was filmed before fatal crash. [8NewsNow]
  • Suspected "straw buyer" sentenced in Las Vegas gun case. [RJ]
  • Report: Animal Foundation is on the brink of a crisis. [Nevada Current]
  • Nevada officials take another shot at killing Yucca Mountain Project once and for all. [Nevada Current]
  • Nye County will rely on voting machines in 2022 election, hand count after. [PVTimes]
  • Adnan Syed, the subject of the "Serial" podcast was released from prison after his sentence was vacated. [WBFF]

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Before The Parades Passes By

  • Robert Telles was arraigned this morning. Travis Shetler was excused from the case and now public defenders Edward Kane and David Lopez-Negrete are tasked with defending Telles. DA Steve Wolfson said they are seeking an order removing Telles from public office. [RJ; 8NewsNow]
  • Senators want stricter rules to protect privacy of patients seeking abortion services. [Nevada Current]
  • Metro are investigating Cardinals quarterback being struck by a fan at the Raiders game on Sunday. [RJ]
  • Legal documents reveal more details about Tony Hsieh's final weeks. [8NewsNow]
  • Democratic lawmakers propose a legislative audit of CCSD. [TNI

Monday, September 19, 2022

Aces High!

  • Former Nevada AG Tudor Chirila Jr. arrested for 1972 murder in Hawaii. [RJ]
  • Jason Frierson lays out his vision for his new role as U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada. [TNI]
  • Longtime attorney and law professor Anthony Cabot finds joy as a sculptor. [RJ
  • Removing grass may increase urban heat. [Nevada Current]
  • Congrats to the LV Aces on winning the WNBA championship!

Friday, September 16, 2022


  • How the RJ covered Jeff German's murder. [RJ
  • Body cam footage shows arrest of Robert Telles in 2020. [8NewsNow]
  • Not Nevada, but lawyer who exclaimed "gadzooks" at trial, delayed, but did not disrupt justice. [ABA Journal]

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Nevada Lawyer: Ethics

If you didn't get it in the mail already, you should soon be receiving the September issue of Nevada Lawyer dealing with ethics. The issue includes articles on integrity from Bar Counsel Dan Hooge; unlawful solicitation by Matthew Hoffman; lawyer advertising by Sheila Van Duyne; ghost lawyering by Neha Kalra (including CLE); lawyer liars by Randolph M. Fiedler and Sarah M. Molleck; and, how to increase your billable hours without getting disbarred or sued by Phil Aurbach. Which of these articles did you learn the most from? Anything to add?

From the Nevada Independent, we have articles on AG Aaron Ford and AG candidate Sigal Chattah.

The RJ has articles on the formation of a task force to study how often traffic tickets are reduced to parking violations and @JudgeJoeHardy ruling that  the Nevada Board of Pharmacy's classification of marijuana as a schedule 1 drug is unconstitutional

Finally, the District of Nevada sent out the following press release:

SCAM ALERT - Federal Courts do not phone or email individuals requesting money to avoid arrest. In various parts of the United States, including Nevada, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and emails threatening them with prosecution for failing to pay a bond or failing to appear for a hearing or jury service. In the calls and emails, recipients may be pressured to provide confidential data, potentially leading to identity theft and fraud. The recipients may be pressured to provide some sort of immediate payment to the caller. These calls and emails are fraudulent and are not connected with the U.S. Courts. If you receive such a call, it is not a legitimate call from the U.S. District Court. The court does not require anyone to provide sensitive information or money over the phone or email.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Mental Health Is Important

  • Robert Telles faced domestic violence charges in 2020, but (with the help of his attorney at the time Ross Goodman) he was able to avoid reporting to the State Bar. [RJ]
  • Lawmakers eye legislation to reign in commissary costs, medical debt for incarcerated people. [Nevada Current]
  • The Nevada Supreme Court denied Sigal Chattah's writ to remove the Libertarian AG candidate from the ballot, saying she can file an appeal and ask for an expedited schedule. [RJ]
  • 6th Circuit rules lawyer is still entitled to disability benefits for depression linked to law practice. [ABA Journal]
  • Speaking of mental health, how are you all doing? Anybody need recommendations on who to talk to or what to do? Life is worth living and there is more to life than work. Hang in there!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Burning Down The House

  • Mack Miller's defamation suit against Tick Segerblom has been dismissed. [Nevada Current
  • Nevada Supreme Court rules against ballot initiative to create voucher-style education program. [TNI; RJ]
  • Robert Telles formally charged with murder; arraignment delayed to next week. [RJ]
  • Potential 2024 ballot initiative that would split CCSD is endorsed by six Chambers of Commerce. [RJ]
  • Councilwoman's surprise visit to Animal Foundation leads to calls for change at the shelter. [KTNV]
  • Former head of DETR says optics seemed to color Sisolak administration's unemployment response. [TNI]
  • Treasurer Zach Conine's campaign files complaint against Michele Fiore. [News3LV]
  • Demolition of Texas Station (former bar exam location) and Fiesta Henderson has started. [KTNV]
  • The Las Vegas Aces play game 2 of the WNBA finals in a bid to be Vegas' first pro team to win a championship. [News3LV]

Monday, September 12, 2022

21 Years Later

  • Never forget. Yesterday marked 21 years since 9/11. [NPR]
  • Probation for woman who hit teens with SUV. [RJ]
  • Records show Nye County officials failed to act in dog cruelty case. [KTNV]
  • Nevada Athletic Commission to investigate UFC press conference fracas. [Fox5Vegas]

Friday, September 9, 2022

RIP Queen Elizabeth II

  • You can donate to Three Square in memory of Jeff German here.
  • Carson City Judge James Wilson ruled that the Libertarian candidate will remain on the ballot because Sigal Chattah's challenge was not timely filed; Chattah filed an appeal with the Supreme Court yesterday. [RJ]
  • DNA evidence linked Robert Telles to the scene of Jeff German's murder. [8NewsNow]
  • DA Steve Wolfson explains the costly decision to release Telles before ultimately arresting him. [KTNV]
  • Apparently, Ozzie Fumo was called to talk to Telles when police went to Telles' home to arrest him. [RJ
  • Telles' former law school classmate Carlos Morales recalls Telles being accused of bullying and sexual misconduct. [KTNV]
  • Jeff German is 9th journalist murdered in US since 1992. [News3LV]
  • Nevada to receive $14 million in multistate JUUL settlement. [Nevada Current]

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Robert Telles Arrested

  • Robert Telles arrested for the murder of Jeff German. Press conference with more details at 10. [RJ
  • Who is Robert Telles (beyond a public administrator and Boyd '14 grad)? [RJ]
  • Henry Ruggs' preliminary hearing delayed once again. [RJ]
  • Shelter's reliance on rescues leaves dogs kenneled for months, even years. [Nevada Current]
  • ACLU sues over 21-and-over age restriction on Fremont Street. [News3LV]