Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bogged Down


  • Judge Catherine Ramsey sued the City of North Las Vegas. [RJ]
  • The DA has mailed out over 230 wiretap notices to people who were secretly recorded during an extortion investigation. [RJ]
  • Metro will no longer cite or arrest individuals for failing to register their handgun. [RJ]

19 comments:

  1. Unions and mayor attempting to influence and intimidate the judiciary? It is the concept of separation of powers that protects the people from corrupt abuse. The judge decides when the law is broken, and whether the evidence supports the result. Here the NLV executive branch has overstepped their lawful powers. Good for this to be investigated and reformed before the citizens are further harmed by these power hungry executive predators and their paid henchmen.

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    1. Wow! It took the good judge a very long time to type up that comment. Congrats on being "first," I guess.

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  2. Whoa! I don't live in NLV so I don't know all the facts but the Separation of Powers doctrine does not allow wholesale judicial control over the proceeds of misdemeanor and traffic fines. That revenue has, since merry old England, been used to provide a host of municipal services. It is not supposed to be a judicial slush fund. After all, it requires law enforcement, prosecutors and defense counsel to move those case along.

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  3. 1:43 smacks of non lawyer, RJ comment posting internet troll. Or Mueller. Hey Craig, how's it going? Good for you representing that worthless POS up in NLV who is calling my office soliciting for her stop the recall campaign. She'll get money from me like somebody will get a gun from Charlton Heston.

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  4. Judicial impartiality is integral to our freedoms and rights. We need judges to make correct decisions, not "politically correct" decisions, free from outside influence. The NLV judge should not have to check in with the mayor or police chief or Dave Thomas to get permission for judicial decisions. What does this action imply about all of those other judges Thomas helped get elected? To whom are they beholden to? I guess one would need to look at all of their little endorsement stickers on their campaign paraphernalia?

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  5. definitely dead.

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    1. go away "blog is dead" guy

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  6. Can we just get back to what happened at Gordon Silver? We never really found out who was mad at who and why this all happened. I don't buy the comment about the expensive office decorations. There must be more to this.

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    1. Everybody got along with everybody. It was all about the money (or lack thereof).

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    2. pardon my language, but BULL CRAP!

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    3. What is meant by "or lack thereof"? Were there financial issues?

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    4. From an outsider's perspective only, GS was a mid-sized, solid, local law firm that suddenly decided it wanted to compete with the much larger, much more financially stable regional and national firms, instead of sticking to what they knew: Nevada. Within, what, 4 years?, they had expanded into AZ, CA and who knows where else and taken on a whole bunch of additional "practice groups" that they knew nothing about and that they overpaid in order to attract onboard. Having promised all the new lawyers that they were going to be "just like the big guys," they then had to live up to it, with shiny and expensive new digs and regionally competitive salaries for all. All of that plus the fact we were, uh, hello, in the Great Recession?, was a great recipe for exactly what has happened. The lesson here boys and girls? Keep your testosterone and egos out of the Managing Partner/CEO office.

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    6. I wish you hadn't said that

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    7. Go to Koeller Nebecker where you make partner in 4 mos.

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  7. 11:20 makes a lot of sense. That's my intuition too. I thought it seemed strange that GS was expanding while I was watching LSC get smaller and smaller.

    I have a smaller firm (5 to 10 lawyers), so I don't understand how these larger firms make so many stupid decisions and can't operate. I think this sort of thing happens because of egos exceeding business acumen.

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    1. I weep when other lawyers financially fail.

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