Monday, September 19, 2016

If We Build It, Will They Come?


  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reminds everyone that his preference is that the Raiders stay in Oakland. [FoxSports]
  • A quick look at jury duty. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The Top 10 misconceptions about jury duty. [eighthjdcourt blog]
  • What else is going on this week?

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  1. For the very few lawyers who get called and actually get picked, it can be an interesting experience. But most likely lawyers are going to get stricken by the parties. For example, if you are doing insurance defense, you will be stricken by the plaintiff. For criminal cases, lawyers who are not doing criminal are unknown and uncertain and will be stricken. Been summoned, not picked.

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  2. Goodell can go fuck himself.

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    1. Should Las Vegas have an NFL team? Yes. Should it be the Raiders? Nope.

      The Raiders belong in Oakland. It'd be better for us to get an expansion franchise and start a whole new set of traditions and record books. The Raiders here would be tainted just as they were in Los Angeles. We'd be renting them. They'd never really be ours.

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    2. Goodell can for f*ck himself for other reasons. But he's right on this one issue.

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    3. this is 8:49am. I am no Raiders fan, but I do not necessarily agree with 9:04's persepctive. I understand it, but find it shortsighted and it omits the fact that adding a team to the league is much harder than having them move. many teams have moved to great success (colts, browns, titans, even raiders to LA). its just part of the business. I would much rather have an established team than a new one that is going to such for 10 years before even breaking into playoffs (texans anyone?) and how about them jaguars? they still suck after a brief flash in the pan year or two in the late 90s. I understand the Raiders themselves are not the most ideal team to inherit, but there is a certain charm of being the "fuck you NFL" team that I like, and it is fitting for Vegas, since we as a city have done things our way and bucked many trends along the way to make our own. plus the Raiders are on the upswing, and have the right pieces to be a good team for time to come.

      also, Goodell can still go fuck himself, for this reason and for all the others beyond Raiders moving to Vegas. BRING BACK TAGLIABUE

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    4. 9:04 a.m had the best argument I have heard on this issue.

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  3. I wonder why they won't allow people who actually want to do their civic duty and serve on a jury to actually volunteer to do so, regardless of the jury summons? I would gladly sit at least once a year, I love this shit.

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    1. Why not? For the same reason that it is dangerous to allow people with nothing better to do to serve on an HOA board and why nobody should be a judicial law clerk for more than a few years. Give people a little tiny bit of power (or the illusion of power) and they start acting crazy.

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    2. That is the stupidest thing I have ever read. Literally, like ever.

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    3. Professional Jurists - awesome!

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    4. Could it be any worse than Jessie Walsh and Michelle Leavitt?

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  4. Maybe the Chargers will move here.

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  5. You should let your representatives in the legislature know how you feel about this. Look them up at http://mapserve1.leg.state.nv.us/whoru/

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    1. They don't give two shits what you and I think. Sheldon Adelson owns the paper, makes campaign donations and owns them. It's his Legislature, not ours.

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  6. How long is it taking the discovery commis to return scheduling orders? I am at over 5 weeks I submitted the JCCR.

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    1. You should set a status check with her and then threaten to sanction her if the scheduling order isn't out by the hearing. Give her a taste of her own medicine!

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  7. Here's one: Why does the captcha on Odyssey use bright, brilliant and sharp colored letters/numbers before 8 a.m. and grainy, washed out blurred letters/numbers during office hours?

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    1. The better question is: Why in the hell do we need a captcha on Odyssey? It is so freaking annoying, especially when I have to look up multiple cases. Once I am "in," why can't I stay "in" and not have to enter another captcha? Ugh!

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    2. I do not understand the purpose of captcha on Odyssey. What is it trying to prevent? Its just dumb

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    3. Apparently somewhere out on the Internet, someone had a system harvesting data from Odyssey. I'm guessing it was parsing the calendars for the next X days, then searching the case numbers to download the docket text, then searching nvbar.org for the attorneys' contact info, and emailing the attorney notices of a pending hearing.
      In fact - I actually got an email notifying me of a pending hearing in a case in district court and asking me if I needed a coverage attorney. Then all of a sudden the Captcha showed up.

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    4. So what? It is public data. Harvest all the way. It's not private like my deploreablemilfs.com and trumpiansingles.com accounts, so who cares?

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    5. Yes, it's public information. But the hamsters that power the wheels that respond to the queries can only run so fast. I can see how automated queries can quickly overwhelm them.

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    6. Get some more servers. Every demand problem has a supply solution. For all the fees and taxes, maybe they could spring for some modern equipment.

      I bet Sheldon Adelson would love to contribute all the bytes, bits and processing power they need in exchange for the small honor of renaming the RJC to the Sheldon Adelson Tower of Justice, or something like that. Making a YUUGE contribution to making justice great again with a private and public partnership!

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  8. Jury duty...I loved the experience but I was on a District Court jury for more than 6 months. And I did lose my job. Don't kid yourselves, employers in NV know they can do whatever they please. I understand why people don't want to do their civic duty. It is not easy to live for half a year at the pleasure of the court and how many of us could afford to lose their job and have to exist for half a year on jury duty pay? It was a hard year for me and the sacrifices were more substantial than they should have been. It took me a year to get caught up financially. For many, jury duty equals hard time!

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