Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Open Thread!

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Well, it appears that there might be some truth to the rumors that Las Vegas prosecutor David Schubert is kickin' it in Mexico.  Either that, or someone really wants everyone to think that's where Schubert is.  Regardless of where he really is, is there seriously a chance that this could end well for Schubert if he wins his appeal? 

And although its not really news anymore, Holland & Hart partner Justin Jones has been taking some heat for his involvement in the high profile Las Vegas Sands case where Judge Gonzalez recently fined Jones' client $25,000 for what she essentially described as abusive attempts to stall discovery.  The timing is unfortunate for Jones, as he is currently running for the state Senate District 9 seat.  What do you all think about the predicament Justin found himself in?

And speaking of bad timing, this isn't news anymore either.  It its, however, interesting.  Las Vegas defense attorney Jonathan MacArthur is another candidate in the upcoming election (J-Mac is running for a seat in North Las Vegas Justice Court) with some troublesome publicity.  The State Bar recently reprimanded J-Mac as a result of a complaint by the district attorney's office that accused him of trying to bribe a witness to change his testimony in a criminal case.  Thoughts on this situation?

What else is going on out there? 


8 comments:

  1. The electorate in Nevada is so uninformed that I am sure Justin Jones has nothing to worry about. I have no idea whether he was favored to win his district, but I seriously doubt this will factor in.

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  2. As an aside, I noticed today several of JMac's large signs have either been removed from where they have been for at least a month, or just moved to new locations with better traffic flow. Maybe an "under the radar" approach?

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  3. There is a criminal appellate doctrine which requires the appeal to be dismissed if the defendant has absconded.

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  4. And Schubert has been arrested in San Diego.

    http://www.lvrj.com/news/fugitive-former-prosecutor-arrested-in-san-diego-172146121.html

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  5. Bar exam results are to be posted today. Anyone know what time they're usually up?

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  6. Usually around 11:30ish

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  7. I'm a little disappointed the bloggers didn't do a "panic button" post - it would have been nostalgic. Good luck to everyone waiting!

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  8. Attorney drops a joint in Court. Oh Schubert, you could have done one better....

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/03/14203537-marijuana-joint-falls-out-of-assistant-city-attorneys-pocket-in-court?lite

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