Tuesday, February 9, 2016

New Hampshire Primary Day


  • How much money has Sandra Morgan raised for her campaign in a recall election against Catherine Ramsey? It's a mystery. [RJ]
  • The Steven Jacobs vs Las Vegas Sands battle has expanded to federal court. [RJ]
  • Dining with the dogs? [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Woman wins bikini contest, but doesn't get her prizes and needs a lawyer. [KTNV]
  • There is a civil bench bar meeting today at noon. [eighthjdcourt blog]
  • Any predictions about what will happen after the NH primary?

9 comments:

  1. Kirstin Lobato featured on Fox 5 last night. The crazy case that just won't go away.

    http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/31172552/search-for-truth-in-a-15-year-old-las-vegas-homicide

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    1. I saw this. The cynic in me thinks the story is really about sweeps during a time in which popular culture is enamored with the wrongly convicted (See: Serial, Making a Murderer, etc).

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    2. It's totally a sweeps gimmick. But it's remarkable that no one has really covered this case so I'm happy it's actually getting some attention.

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  2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/02/09/the-new-and-much-improved-bluebook-caught-in-the-copyright-cross-hairs/

    Question: How important is the Blue Book at your firm? It seems few practitioners follow it. I certainly don't.

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    1. I just follow the formatting used by the courts in which I am appearing. If I'm writing a brief to the Nevada Supreme Court, or a motion in the state district courts, I adopt the style used by the Nevada Supreme Court. This covers 98% of what I need to know. The big difference is federal courts use Nev. Rev. Stat., but state courts use NRS. Nevada state courts want a citation to the Nevada Reporter, but it's not necessary in federal court.

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    2. Boyd '13 here, we always use the Blue Book

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  3. I work at a big(ger) firm and no partners are sticklers for strict Bluebook conformance. In the rare event I want to look something up, I use my law school copy from about 10 years ago.

    I would definitely like to see the BabyBlue project become a reality. The Harvard Law Review's "monopoly" for legal citations is absurd.

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    1. Does anyone use the Redbook?

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    2. Redbook is an excellent resource for someone who wants to improve their legal writing. I know of several local federal judges who have identified it as a good resource to improve legal writing. Really, anything by Brian Garner is good.

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