Friday, May 22, 2015

America's 29th Biggest City


  • Changes are happening with regard to who will be hearing guardianship hearings in Clark County. [RJ; EighthJDCourt blog]
  • Now that guardianship is getting fixed, the ACLU wants Nevada's parole program to be fixed. [RJ; Las Vegas Sun]
  • Did a local high school deny a student the ability to create a pro-life club? [KNPR]
  • The Nevada Senate passed a bill to crack down on squatters. [RGJ]
  • Attorney Kristina Wildeveld had no comment after her client Flavor Flav was arrested yesterday. [USA Today]
  • Las Vegas is now the 29th biggest city in the country. [RGJ]
  • Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend everyone!

22 comments:

  1. I don't think it's fair to say guardianship is getting fixed with this change.

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    1. I agree. This is not a good change.

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    2. Yep, this is pure GARBAGE. Possibly the first truly terrible decision Barker has made (assuming it was him, he was sitting there at least one day).

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    3. No, Baker didn't make this decision, the RJ did. Publish enough articles that make the person, not the law, look bad and this change was inevitable. I pity all of you who practice in guardianship. The ordinary course will now be months out.

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  2. You have now entered the backlog zone.

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  3. On the Uber front, I wonder if this is going to impact how NV views the service: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/21/uber-disability-laws-don-t-apply-to-us.html

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  4. earthquake - who felt it? - third floor office bldg. downtown

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    1. We felt it on the 6th floor on Howard Hughes.

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    2. So now that we get earthquakes it is clear that storing nuclear waste within 70 miles of the most populated city in our state is STUPID

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  5. I really did - high floor in RJC - scary

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    1. Yep, I was right there with you. That sucked a bit.

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    2. Uber is approved so SUCK IT! Free marketplace competition rules.

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  6. Barry Levinson is getting 6.5 years in prison. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-lawyer-s-misdeeds-draw-lengthy-prison-term

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    1. 124 grievances, that is wild.

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  7. Can someone in the criminal world explain why a judge would sentence someone to such a long period of time, but give them 3 months to turn themselves in ....seems to me that once you are sentenced you should begin your sentence..

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    1. Its mostly a Fed thing. They figure they're going to keep you for so long, whats a couple of months to get your affairs in order? Plus the penalty for not self surrendering is significant.

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    2. Because the two primary job duties of a US Marshal are courthouse/judicial security and hunting down fugitives. Security detail is boring as hell, but hunting down fugitives is a blast.

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    3. Because self surrender works. It takes a month or so for the Bureau of Prisons to designate the defendant to a prison. The Marshal doesn't need to house the defendant in Pahrump at the private jail up there, the Marshal doesn't need to transport the defendant and the defendant gets a better security rating and thus a better designation because the judge let him self-surrender. The defendants show up.

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  8. A more important question for the criminal world; how does Wildeveld keep getting clients? She is terrible. I saw her completely shaft a client on a simple misdemeanor and her excuse was "Oh I mostly do death penalty work." What does that even mean?

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    1. She's more than competent. She's a brawler, and some clients like that. Fight, fight, fight.

      Some clients have a huge target on their bum hole and can't help but get shafted. (Sh)It happens.

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  9. Anyone know when the find a lawyer page for the State Bar is going to finish updating? I've talked to folks we've had their updates backlogged for months. http://nvbar.org/content/find-lawyer

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  10. I updated my info several months ago, and up until the time they took that portion of their site offline, it showed my old information. Their excuse? Every time I called and asked for membership, their extremely bullshit excuse was something to the effect of it was being "updated" or "transferred" to a new database. It was so lame of an excuse I can't even remember it, now that I think of it.

    Something political is going on over there that we're not privy to, methinks. Building and maintaining a web site and accompanying database is so 2000-ish that frankly, it could be done in a week if they fucking hired someone to actually do it rather than give stupid excuses as if we were collectively 7 years old.

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