Wednesday, April 6, 2016

You Make The Call


  • Chief Justice Parraguirre's wife pleads no contest to DUI charge. Victim in accident believes a battery charge against her was dropped because of her husband's influence. The DA disagrees. [RJ]
  • Alan Dershowitz, on behalf of the Sands, argued to the Supreme Court yesterday about why Judge Gonzalez should be disqualified. What do you think? Should she have given that interview? [RJ]

18 comments:

  1. I like how the NSC acts as though it's Sheldon's personal forum. He's had now, I think, three oral arguments in the span of a few months. Is a judge not recusing herself an emergency matter for anyone else in the state?

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  2. And en banc at that

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    1. Well En Banc after 3 recused themselves so it was like a 3-justice panel+1.

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    2. I watched the oral argument on the Supreme Court's website. I believe Mr. Dershowitz was flippant with the Justices on several occasions, including when he overtly refused to answer questions posed by one of the justices concerning application of the Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct. Mr. Dershowitz's argument provides a good reminder to respond constructively to questions during an oral argument when the judge (or justice) expresses his or her concerns about the proposition being argued by the attorney. Mr. Dershowitz apparently declined to construe the questions as an invitation from the skeptical justice to respond to the court's concerns. Sadly, a disappointing performance from one of the our country's most respected advocates.

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    3. But he is ALAN DERSHOWITZ! I mean, our Justices should have been honored to just have him present.

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  3. RIP Merle Haggard.

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  4. RIP Peter Maheu of Global Intelligence Network - http://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/apr/05/peter-maheu-businessman-and-son-of-howard-hughes-r/

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  5. So basically, "paralegals" can just post ads on Craigslist advertising their legal work with impunity. They're not even trying to hide it, but nobody in this state will do anything about it. Great.



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    1. http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/search/bbb?sort=rel&query=john%20munch

      The link.

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    2. Come on--he has the disclaimer in there. "Eviction 99 Las Vegas is a Non-Lawyer Service. The information provided through Eviction 99 Las Vegas cannot be used for legal advice. State of Nevada prohibits paralegals from offering legal services directly to the public and such practice would be considered 'the unauthorized practice of law'. . . . You may search for a qualified Attorney at the State Bar of Nevada." So long as he has a disclaimer, he is not practicing law.

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    3. He is not practicing law....his disclaimer says so!

      Black Stone Legal Group LLC is a Non-Lawyer Service. The information provided through Black Stone Legal Group LLC cannot be used for legal advice. State of Nevada prohibits paralegals from offering legal services directly to the public and such practice would be considered "the unauthorized practice of law". Black Stone Legal Group LLC reserves the right to deny services to anyone without cause. You may search for a qualified Attorney at the State Bar of Nevada.

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    4. Yes, and directly above that disclaimer he offers to .....practice law. He's telling clients he will apply legal standards to the fact patterns presented to him by those individual clients. That's practicing law no matter how many magic disclaimers he puts up.

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    5. 2:27. Sorry, I just realized that you guys might be being sarcastic. It's after lunch and my ability to distinguish between actual stupidity and satire is greatly diminished.

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    6. I'll drink to that! Nothing goes better with sarcasm and satire than sarsaparilla!

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    7. I love that he's got ads that say "We stop evictions! For $250 you can stay in your home, rent free!" and also ads that say "Kick out deadbeat tenants! Get paid!"

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  6. No writeup on the "Uber-Lawyer"? I am waiting for the Lyft-Lawyer before I comment. http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/columns-blogs/steve-sebelius/uber-lawyer-brown-striking-out-his-own

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    1. it's cute. I was skeptical when i began reading, but then I realized the whole thing was a joke when it cited Vegas Inc. *lol*

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  7. Oliver Gomez-Baez needs the Heavy Hitter

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