Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Belabor The Point


  • There is a civil bench bar meeting today at noon in courtroom 15D. [eighthjdcourt blog]
  • The Public Defenders' office is making strong moves to timely treatment for mentally ill inmates. [RJ]
  • Did you know the More Cops tax was finally approved? [RJ]
  • Governor Sandoval wants a quick ruling on education savings accounts. [RJ]
  • Anyone aware of any law firms moving into One Summerlin? [Las Vegas Sun]
  • What Happens When You Get a DUI? by the Nevada Department of Public Safety. Notice the step "Speak to an attorney" is missing? [Las Vegas Sun]

16 comments:

  1. Kaempfer Crowell moved to One Summerlin, presumably so that Chris Kaempfer can keep an eye on his new baseball stadium.

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  2. Delay at the Nevada Supreme Court subject of an article in The Intercept: https://theintercept.com/2015/09/05/kirstin-lobato-justice-delayed-justice-denied/

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  3. Since July 21, Kolesar & Leatham has emailed me 10 times (!!!!!!) promoting a fundraiser they are having for a County Commissioner on September 9. I assume I'll get another one tomorrow. I don't mind getting unsolicited emails for events and products even tangentially related to the practice of law, but K&L, you're really bugging the hell out of me (and I assume others) on this one. Who over there decided it was a good idea to pester the entire bar 10x with the same spam email?

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    1. What commissioner is this for? Elections are more than a year out.... And why am I not on their list?? (I know, careful what I wish for!)

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    2. It is for Steve Sisolak and it is COMPLETELY annoying and over to top. Please stop! I like K&L and I like Sisolak but the mail is overwhelming (6 emails in 18 days).

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    3. @ 1:42 Any chance your secretary or email program screens and sends marketing info to the spam folder? K&L might have an outdated mailing list? Otherwise, you may want to sign in to SBN portal and double check your listed email address.

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    4. @1:42 here. Good call, @2:19. My email is out of date. I might wait until after the fundraiser to update it though.

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  4. #1) Regarding defense of Education Savings Accounts, Laxalt states he'd like "to see that they (Nevadans) get both as soon as practically possible: their answer and their choice," I read 'their choice' = school choice = ESA's, what do you think?

    #2) Laxalt assembled the defense team and then supports ESA's without their input?

    #3) To speed relief to parents for this school year, Sandoval seeks "a final ruling by the Nevada Supreme Court". Why is he silent about likely appeal and final decision of the United States Supreme Court?

    Responsive commentary, from members of our esteemed legal community, is much appreciated.

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/politics/government/governor-seeks-quick-ruling-education-savings-accounts

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/columns-blogs/steve-sebelius/esas-are-nonstarter-under-nevadas-constitution

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    1. SCOTUS? I'm not sure why/how SCOTUS would have jurisdiction over a case involving an interpretation of the Nevada Constitution. Hell, even if they could grant cert, there is about a billion in one case that they would grant cert on such a case. Sandoval has it correct - NVSC is going to be the final decision maker.

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    2. Also, pure applesauce.

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    3. If someday the stars align and Scalia calls out my position as pure applesauce, I will have reached the pinnacle of my career and will promptly burst into flames to emerge from the ashes like the mythical phoenix, reborn to pursue my true calling, overly long run-on sentences and poorly applied metaphors (or is it an allegory, I always fuck up which one is which).

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    4. I dunno about applesauce, but this all seems like legal argle bargle to me.

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  5. Per the 9/15 RJ Sebelius piece, it's troubling attorney-lawmakers thought ahead enough to provide a statutory exemption for the education accounts. Nevada's Constitution and NRS use identical language, both of which prohibit use of public funds for sectarian education. Enormous waste of taxpayer resources to knowingly enact and defend unconstitutional legislation.

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  6. Lots of faces missing on pisanelli bice's website. Is there a story there?

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  7. The Law Offices of Dave Champion is moving into the Summerlin Bldg.

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