Monday, August 8, 2016

Uneven Bars


  • Former bookkeeper facing 49 charges of theft and forgery for transferring money from one client's account to a second client's account.  The second client?  The wife of Chief Justice Ron Parraguirre. [RJ]
  • Justice Nancy Saitta's retirement from the Supreme Court is effective today. Any speculation on her replacement? [nvcourts.gov]
  • Anyone watching the Olympics?

36 comments:

  1. Katie Ledecky tore it up last night in swimming.

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    1. She sure did and I love Lilly King too. She's a hoot and one hell of a swimmer.

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  2. Bare and Cadish are the best bet for Saitta'a seat.

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    1. Bare??? are you kidding me? Cadish or Williams. I'll even go out on a limb and say Togliatii and maybe Denton. But Bare???? hells to the no, yo.

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    2. I agree. Tao should get the appointment.

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    3. Tao is awful, no thanks. Williams, no. Bare, I would take over those two. Barker, Herndon, Gonzales, what about Ritchie?

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    4. Barker is retiring at the end of the year.

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    5. As to Denton, I always liked and respected him, but the past couple of years, it seems to me that he has kind of been mailing it in. I still like him, but at his age, I have a hard time seeing him being interested in it.

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    6. Bare and Tao are exactly the same intellect as Saitta. Silver is a climber. Tao is a climber. Cadish is intellectually sharp enough to be able to do it. Herndon would not be the end of the world. Gonzalez used to want it but probably could not stand to be around the other Justices and the politics of Carson City. Denton is nice but is past wanting to engage in heavy legal writing for a Justice position.

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    7. So, basically Rawlinson 2.0. Great.

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    8. Don't you suppose that Susan Johnson will be in the mix? The commission and Sandoval will likely want to appoint a woman to replace Saitta.

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    9. Sandoval will appoint Eric Johnson, with little to no civil experience.

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    10. Herndon isn't going anywhere. I appreciate that everybody wants him to move on to bigger and better things but its not going to happen. He rolls in when he wants, knows how to move his calendar, and is well respected. Why leave that for more work and a schedule that requires him to show up at a certain time?

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    11. Going to be a woman from up north.

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  3. I did an oral argument in front of the Nevada Supreme Court almost 6 months ago. Justice Saitta was on the panel. I wonder when I can expect my decision - good or bad - since she is now retired.

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  4. I understand that all 3 appellate judges have a "handshake" agreement that they would not seek a SC seat until 2018

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    1. A handshake agreement isn't worth the paper it's written on, particularly when personal ambition is involved.

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    2. "that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect." - Mrs. Trump.

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  5. If history is any indicator, one of the three appellate judges will fill the seat and there will be another appointment there. Herndon, Cadish, and Togliatti would all be good choices. Betsy wouldn't be caught dead in the appellate court, Denton might be interested though.

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    1. Betsy made no secret that she wanted Shearing's seat when she was retiring and wanted to skip the District Court level. After all of the issues in Carson City and personality dynamics, I agree with you that Betsy wants no part of it. Get her DC Pension and then head over to JAMS.

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    2. I would use Betsy at JAMS all day long. She would have been a solid S.Ct. Justice, too.

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    3. Betsy over Cadish any day of the week.

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    4. I'd like to buy Betsy for what she's worth and sell her for what she thinks she's worth. Wasn't impressed with her in private practice -- not impressed with her on the bench.

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  6. Where is the list of names who applied for the seat? Post a link please.

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    1. Here's the full list of names. Personally, I think Judge Astley from up north is a dark horse candidate. Glad to see he applied! http://bit.ly/18gECvy

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    2. He's never going to give up with applying for appointment is he? I guess at least he will never let us down in that way.

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    3. "As long as trolls are still trolling, the Rick will never stop rolling." LOL

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  7. Does anybody know what the filing fee is to seal justice court crim records?

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    1. List of filing fees are right here: http://bit.ly/18gECvy

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    2. Copy and pasting a shortened URL from one post away. Now that's just lazy.

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    3. I want the end of the world to begin with hackers successfully replacing all shortened URL redirects to that link.

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  8. If I had to guess...$74.00

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  9. Interesting article about Nevada trusts in the NY Times today: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/09/business/states-vie-to-protect-the-wealth-of-the-1-percent.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

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