Thursday, March 31, 2016


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Nothing Is Happening

  • Henderson attorney and congressional candidate Jesse Sbaih alleges that Senator Harry Reid told him that he couldn't win because he is Muslim. [RJ]
  • The Bundy Boys don't want to come back to Nevada. [RJ]
  • Anything else going out there we should know about?

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Second Winter

  • A Carson City judge dealt a blow to the rooftop solar ballot referendum. [RJ; Las Vegas Sun]
  • Elaine Wynn is back in court against her husband. [Vegas Inc.]
  • Opponents of the ESA filed a brief yesterday. [RJ]

Monday, March 28, 2016

Bracket Busted

  • One of the HOA scandal players alleges that Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta tipped off Nancy Quon before FBI raids. Saitta denies the allegation. [RJ]
  • The Supreme Court permanently disbarred Brian Bloomfield. [RJ]
  • Not Vegas, but would it have shocked you to find out someone was working as an attorney for a decade without a license? [Las Vegas Sun]

Friday, March 25, 2016

A Giant Easter Egg

  • There are several attorneys (and even a Boyd grad) on the Vegas Inc. 2016 40 under 40 list. [Vegas Inc.]
  • The case of a teacher who had sex with a student has gone to the jury. [RJ]
  • Your favorite congressional candidate's (read: Michelle Fiore) failure to disclose IRS liens is coming back to haunt her. [RJ]
  • Is the Las Vegas Dome going to be a thing?

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Reversed And Remanded

  • Here's a look at how often Nevada's federal court judges are overturned. [RJ]
  • The rise of medical marijuana in Nevada means core complications in the employment law context. [RJ]
  • Would you rather improve the convention center or build a stadium? [Vegas Inc.]
  • The Nevada Ethics Commission has cleared North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee. [LasVegasNow]

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Magical Thinking

  • A look at intellectual property law and magic. [RJ]
  • Magician Jan Rouven is seeking release from federal custody while fighting a child pornography charge amidst allegations of violation of the spousal privilege. [RJ]
  • Ammon Bundy and others are being flown to Las Vegas for arraignment. [Fox5Vegas]

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


  • Attacks in Brussels. [BBC]
  • Judge William Voy is pushing for a safehouse for victims of human trafficking. [LasVegasNow]
  • A criminal case against a court-appointed guardian is moving forward. [KTNV]

Monday, March 21, 2016

Good Dog

  • The Supreme Court of Nevada has hit the 70,000 case mark. []
  • Naturally, lawyers are at the heart of the discussion regarding confidentiality of legislative records. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The DA's office wants to add "facility dogs" to the legal process. [RJ]
  • No signs of foul play in death of Judge Diana Hampton. [RJ]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Madness

It St. Patrick's Day and the beginning of March Madness--i.e. one of the least productive days of the year. Are you working and watching? Who do you predict will be the Cinderella team this year?

Is anyone keeping track of who is running for one for non-judicial elected offices this year?  The deadline to file is tomorrow.  You can view who has filed here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Morning In America

  • Brian Bloomfield served three days in the Clark County Detention Center before being released to house arrest. [RJ]
  • Judge Kerry Earley sentenced an 18-year old to a minimum of 32 years in prison for fatally stabbing his mother and brother. [RJ]
  • Nevada settled a lawsuit brought on behalf of low-income voters. [Fox5Vegas]
  • More reaction on the death of Judge Diana Hampton. [RJ]
  • President Obama will announce his nomination for the Supreme Court today. [Las Vegas Sun]

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Oh, Florida

  • RIP Judge Diana Hampton. [RJ; Las Vegas Sun]
  • Jury convicts pimp of torturing woman forced into prostitution. [RJ]
  • The Nevada Supreme Court gives Las Vegas Sands a victory. [RJ; Las Vegas Sun]
  • A September trial date set for former head of Boulder City animal shelter. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Dealers sue Steve Wynn over tip pooling. [Fox5Vegas]

Monday, March 14, 2016

Let The Sunshine In

  • Apparently, our legislature doesn't like to disclose all of its documents. [RJ]
  • Also, the DA's inducement index is probably not up to date--not that we can even verify if it is. [RJ]
  • Lawyer Frank Flansburg III writes that attention to detail is important for small businesses. [Vegas Inc.]
  • RIP: Henderson Municipal Judge Diana Hampton found dead in her home yesterday. [RJ

Friday, March 11, 2016

A Plea You Can't Refuse

  • Cliven Bundy refused to enter a plea. [RJ]
  • Judge Ron Israel will decide a case about how teachers get fired. [RJ]
  • The State Bar is dealing with allegations of misconduct against Glen Lerner. [RJ]
  • Is the DMV breaking the law by failing to register voters? [Las Vegas Sun]

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Melting In The Sun

  • Prosecutors want to keep Cliven Bundy behind bars. [RJ]
  • The wife of Chief Justice Parraguirre is facing trial on a misdemeanor DUI charge. [RJ]
  • The meltdown and fall out of Summerlin Energy Las Vegas LLC involves several legal aspects. [Vegas Inc.]

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Do You Even?

Simple topic for discussion today:  pro bono. Yes? No? Why or why not?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Read A Book

  • Judge Jessie Walsh sentenced attorney Brian Bloomfield to 90 days for his role in defrauding the courts. [RJ]
  • Judge Mahan dismissed David Phillips' defamation lawsuit against the State Bar. [RJ]
  • Possible disruption alert as Bundy supporters plan a protest at the federal courthouse. [RJ]
  • Candidates can start filing for non-judicial offices.  Any attorneys joining the political fray for the first time? [Fox5Vegas]
  • Is there a (legal) place for daily fantasy sports in Nevada? [Vegas Inc.]

Monday, March 7, 2016

A Quiet Room

  • Here's a profile on Fisher & Phillips attorney Whit Selert. [Vegas Inc.]
  • The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay adoption. [RJ]
  • You can get two free CLE credits at the guardianship bench bar on March 14. [eighthjdcourt blog]
  • Howard Stutz has left the RJ to go work as the strategic development manager for the Vegas office of Greenberg Traurig. [KNPR; RJ]

Friday, March 4, 2016

Job Tips: Making Your Mark

One of our readers wants your input on the following:  What tips do you have for how a first- or second-year attorney can stand out and get ahead in the practice of law? What qualities are you looking for in associates? Good writing? Energetic? Timely? Rainmakers?

Thursday, March 3, 2016


  • The slow-moving Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline finally banned ex-Judge Steven Jones from ever sitting on the bench again. [RJ]
  • A class action employment suit was filed against Ted Wiens Tire & Auto. [RJ]
  • Judge Eric Johnson wants more briefing in an ESA case. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Speaking of Judge Johnson, was recent vandalism to one of his campaign signs a random act or targeted act? [News3LV]
  • Career alternative? What it's like to be a stripper in Las Vegas. [RJ]

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Just More Questions

  • Recent scams test the public trust. [nvcourts]
  • Here's the latest on attorney David Phillips. [RJ]
  • Nevada ranked as one of the worst states for women. [RJ]

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Super Tuesday 2016

  • Bail for an elderly couple convicted of stealing from their friend. [RJ]
  • The Las Vegas Paiute tribe is getting into the medical marijuana business. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • It's Super Tuesday! Any predictions? Have you seen the Last Week Tonight piece on Trump?
  • Anything else going on out there?