Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hang In There


  • Governor Sandoval urges you to vote no on question 2 regarding recreational marijuana. [RJ]
  • Have you seen AG Adam Laxalt's commercial against question 1? [VoteNoQuestion1]
  • Cliven Bundy's new lawyer is Bret Whipple. [RJ]
  • Reports of ballot flipping in Clark County amid record early voting. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Only 13 days until the election is over and 59 days until Christmas.
  • In a press release issued yesterday, it was revealed that the three finalists from which Governor Sandoval will select Judge Scann's replacement on the bench in the Eighth Judicial District Court - Department 29 are:

    •             Mark L. Gentile, 56, Attorney, Gentile Law Group
    •             David M. Jones, 50, Attorney, David M. Jones, Esq.
    •             Esther C. Rodriguez, 50, Attorney, Rodriguez Law Offices, P.C.

90 comments:

  1. The NRA is worthless, and anyone who kowtows to their dollars is worthless.

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  2. "First, legalizing the sale of marijuana for recreational use will harm children, affect public safety and increase government spending on social services."

    Says who? I feel like I've been hearing this (along with "gateway drug" for 40 years. I'm tired of being told that marijuana, porn, and sleeping with whoever the fuck I want in any position I can talk them into are damaging society, let alone myself, but I'm ESPECIALLY tired of being told it over and over again by parrots.

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    1. I love in one of the states that has legalized marijuana and work in criminal defense (used to live in Nevada). Crime has gone down, our jails are not as full, and our police are no longer worried about busting people carrying small amounts of a plant. These kind of scare tactics are total BS.

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    2. *Live* I also can't spell, apparently...

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    3. I agree with 8:41. Also, I have been to CO numerous times and can't even think of one time seeing someone smoke MJ in public. Then I realized most MJ smokers take it home to smoke and veg out, as opposed to cigg smokers who smoke outside during breaks. if we can sell viagra and cuba cigars, why can't we sell MJ? it makes no sense

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    4. 8:41, you clearly haven't been to downtown Denver.I travel there all the time for work. The 16th Street Mall, which was one of the best shopping and walking areas in any city, has changed dramatically. There are so many more vagrants, homeless, pan handlers, and people smoking MJ. You can smell it being smoked in public.

      http://kdvr.com/2016/07/15/16th-street-mall-issues-are-hurting-convention-business-report-finds

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    5. Objection. Foundation. Speculative. I grew up in Denver in the 80's and downtown was a mishmash of money and poverty then. That it's worse now is anecdotal at best, and even if it were blaming legal pot is unfounded.

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    6. I am not grown up but lived in Boulder in the 70's and 80's including high school. People openly smoked weed everywhere like on the mall or at CU football games and even sometimes in my high school. They also did blow almost as public but kept some of that in bathrooms at bars.

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    7. Weed possession was not criminal but was like a parking ticket unless you had a pound or more.

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    8. My Boulder name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Look up my good friend and attorney Harold Fielden who was also a drummer for the Flash Cadillac etc.

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  3. not very good choices for a judge. I'm guessing it's Jones or maybe Gentile will finally get the nod.

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    1. Are you kidding? The consummate politician Sandoval with an opportunity to appoint a Hispanic female with a fancy academic resume? That is like shooting political fish in a barrel.

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    2. lord help us if Gentile is judge

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    3. @9:05 - Really? Can you name an attorney who has tried more civil cases to verdict over the past 30 years than Gentile? I'm not Gentile; but I am sick of the never ending stream of unqualified attorneys who somehow become District Court judges in our court. It would be nice, for a change, to have a qualified and seasoned litigator on the bench. How do we keep ending up with lightweight judges like Miley?

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    4. Gentile is rough around the edges, but a straight shooter and knows the rules and done probably 30 real trials, not just short trials.

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    5. Gentile has done quite a few trials. However his personal and professional peccadilloes should disqualify him from being a Judge.

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    6. What does that mean? The DUI? What are the issues as I am unaware.

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    7. Anyone who knows Mark personally knows that he has a tendency to be tough in and on many parts of his life and conducts himself in a manner which is often not very judicial.

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    8. Jones? Really? The man has neither voted nor registered to vote in at least the last 10 years (see Question 36 of his Application). If he doesn't respect the right to exercise his franchise, how can he be expected to respect the rights of those who might come before him on the bench?

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  4. Unqualified judges getting appointed, Hardy and Johnson. Vote them out.

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    1. How is Levy or Gale more qualified? Levy has never done a trial and Gale is just Gale.

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    2. Gale has been practicing at least a decade more than Hardy.

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    3. Practicing being the operative word.

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    4. Gale is a buffoon! There is a reason why he hasn't won or been appointed for the last 16 years. He has tried to be on the bench in every election. He has no business being a judge. Neither does Levy. Has she actually "practiced" in Nevada. Plus the rumor is she a DINO. Only flipped her party affiliation to run against Johnson.

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    5. Gale is not a buffoon. Nice of you to refer to your opponent as such.

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    6. I'm not his opponent. Just someone who knows who he is.

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    7. I voted for Gale. Better option than Hardy.

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    8. I wasn't that impressed by Hardy's credentials when he was first appointed, but in my two or three appearances he's been well-prepared and has made fair and sensible decisions. He may not have been the best possible choice, but I see no reason to vote him out in favor of Bruce Gale.

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    9. Gale it is for me.

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    10. Levy for the win. I cannot get myself to vote for "barney," I mean Er. Johnson.

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    11. Hardy and Johnson are morons.

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    12. Yes, they are.

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    13. Hey 1210 and 1259 -- Have you READ Gale's wacky "Battle Born" Personal Statement that he submits every time he applies to be a judge? Bruce, next time (and there will most certainly be a next time where you're concerned), try to write something that at least sounds coherent. Then maybe you won't be a laughing stock.

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    14. Hardy should be concerned about Gale.

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    15. Hardy is unqualified. If the electorate had to appear in front of him he would he voted out instantly.

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    16. Gale is a huge buffoon. You must not know him. Nice mullet and saddle shoes. Showed up at a CPK party wasted about 9 in the evening several years ago with 1000 flyers for his election shoving them in peoples hands. Of course they were all thrown on the ground within seconds. What a douche trying to hijack the party to make it his campaign party.

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    17. Actually, I do know him, and I am still voting for him over Hardy.

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    18. Saw my first Hardy ad on TV. Sorry I voted early. Does he sound that stupid in real life? Seriously asking. I know not all people are "TV Ready".

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    19. You are right, Hardy is scary.

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    20. How about the fact that Gale has a documented history of Rule 11 violations at yet on all of his applications he claims (under oath) that he has never been sanctioned?

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    21. Better than Hardy.

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    22. Eric Johnson was involved in two separate investigations involving his time at US Attorney's Office? That is worse than possible Rule 11 violations. Your Republican candidates have done much worse than what you allege.

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    23. You forgot to mention how UNqualified Marc Gentile is.

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    24. How about the fact that Eric Johnson used to teach legal ethics and then had to stop after he was investigated for serious allegations involving his unethical conduct? Yeah, he is that bad.

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  5. Gentile should get the seat. He has a lot of trial experience and I have seen him defend cases well.

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    1. Trial experience is overrated. You need someone with judicial temperament. I'm not sure Gentile or Rodriguez have that temperament based on my interactions with them. I don't know anything about Jones.

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    2. This! Just because somebody has a lot of trial experience doesn't mean they are good. Going to trial that much can mean you take a lot of cases that are questions of fact, or that you don't work up your case to win on MSJ. Plus, I care much more about judicial temperament, intelligence, and work ethic.

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    3. 10:41 has no trial experience

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    4. 10:41 here: admittedly, I have "limited" trial experience and judicial aspirations.

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    5. How can someone PRESIDE over a jury trial if they never actually participated in a jury trial?

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    6. You want to endorse him yet you are too scared to disclose your name when doing so?? Perhaps you ARE him.

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  6. Chalk up another anonymous endorsement for Gentile.

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  7. All three of these candidates are Insurance Defense attorneys. Jones does Gen Liability Defense for Lewis Brisbois, Gentile runs his boutique shop being defense whore for anyone that hires him, and Rodriguez is a member of the DRI, which is the defense bar group. I wonder if its on purpose that only defense bar attorneys were selected?

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    1. Possibly the result of the pool of applicants the commission had to select from. It was perhaps the shallowest pool I have seen in at least the last 15 years.

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    2. I don't disagree, but would only point out from experience that ID attorneys are not necessarily friends of the insurance industry once they've been unshackled. Sometimes it is the case that nobody hates insurance companies quite the way that a defense lawyer does, particularly one who came up in the pre-bean counters and billing codes days. Also I think Gentile has done some work on both sides, and his experience with the give and take that needs to happen to get a trial done is a positive. But with that said I would have liked to have seen a little more balance on the list between plaintiff and defense background.

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    3. Dave Jones did plaintiff's work before making the switch to insurance defense. I think he would make a great judge.

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    4. Mark Gentile does NOT have the proper temperament to be a judge.

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  8. I have a discovery question, are you allowed to ask question about indemnity? Docs for indem, too?

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  9. http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/former-las-vegas-bookkeeper-gets-4-10-years-prison-theft-forgery

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  10. When I saw "Gentile", I was hoping that it was Dominic, not Marc, on the shortlist.

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    1. Marc is a pandering idiot. I really hope he loses.

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  11. KNPR says Jim Murren/MGM is trying to get an NBA team in Vegas! Not an expansion team... Any predictions on which team?

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    1. Bucks, Kings, or Grizzlies.

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    2. WHAT???? No way the NBA allows a franchise to even consider relocating to Vegas! Basketball is the very easiest game to put the "fix" point shave in! Does anyone remember the NBA ref compromised by the underworld types who called phantom fouls-excessive free throws for the favorite team to cover the spread and for the over to hit! Not to mention a player on a guaranteed marginal NBA franchise team talent wise that would relocate in Vegas missing shots to effect the outcome. No doubt, and no argument Richie "The Fixer" influenced the Reheld games even before you could bet UNLV in the local Sportsbooks in the early 90's. All this garbage about how sportsbook gaming is so highly regulated now and sports wagering fixing doesn't happen BS! The NHL team here is already a flop! We don't even have a freaking name! Stop all this nonsense about Vegas coming of age and being this great evolved metropolitan community! Vegas is a whore in the desert populated by dysfunctional self destructive displants from around the U.S., Third world minimum wage gaming corporation servants and a small contingency of LDS here to take economic and political advantage of the underclass as supported by the elite entertainment pumps such as Wynn, Adelson, and Murren etc....
      Vegas residents can not only not afford going to professional sports events due to the "Vegas premium" placed on tickets for such....but, Vegas residents aren't going to change their entertainment choices of cashing their paychecks on Friday at the local gambling hall for a free spin and a free drink and all of a sudden go down to the Strip and blow $400-500 on attending a Las Vegas pro sports team game! UNLV will never average more than 25K attendance for football and no way that UNLV ever joins a power 5 conference! 1990 UNLV NCAA Championship was bought and paid for! Jerry was a vicious violator of NCAA recruiting rules his entire coaching career! Vegas is a who're in the desert! I know! I've lived here my entire 59 years!

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    3. That post seriously broke my give-a-fuck.

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  12. I am just happy Gina Bonjovi is not my television this election season. Please keep her away.

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    1. This again? Gina must've really hurt your wee wittle feelings. Did she turn you down? Kick your ass on a case? (sigh) Seriously...grow up.

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    2. 1:07, Gina, you are an easy target. Keep sleeping with your "associate."

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    3. Turn you down, what the fuck does that mean?

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    4. Do you think you are God's gift to men? Turn you down? Wow, that is amusing.

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    5. There is nothing wrong with a little action in the same office.

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  13. That ballot flipping "story" is such crap. Are there any actual journalists in this town? or are we saddled with a bunch of gossip mongers? The woman they claimed was a witness did not see the supposed incident. And how did this happen when there are paper printouts? Did this man who was so concerned with his ballot not select that option? Such complete BS.

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    1. Nope the ballot flipping is being reported all over the U.S.. Computer glitch of some kind.

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    2. It's just Russia trying to elect Trump!

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    3. Unfortunately the votes are flipping for the Dems. It is the other way around. It has been reported in Nevada before and it occurred when I voted before. A person reported it. They then shut down that machine, fixed something, and had the person vote again. It was all very hush hush.

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    4. BS tinfoil hat douche.

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    5. You say tinfoil hat to avoid the reality. It happens. Reported in Texas and being investigated there, as well as other cities. Keep your head in the ground. You probably think Hillary is going to win in a landslide, too, right?

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  14. It wasn't hush hush; it was fully explained. Votes did not flip "between parties." In one race at the bottom of one machine, the electronic alignment of the buttons was off. The voter verified paper trail revealed the error to the voter, who called attention to election officials. Oh, by the way, we did land on the moon.

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    1. Funny it was a "conspiracy theory" that Hillary and the DNC hired thugs to beat up Trump supporters and cause fights. But OH! It was confirmed through Wikileaks, and guess what 3, not 1, not 2, but 3 resigned! Not such a "moon landing hoax" theory was it? And the "conspiracy theory" that Hillary was sick seemed crazy until she had to be carried like a side of beef into the van. But that was just tinfoil hat stuff right? It was crazy to think that Hillary sold our uranium to the Russians...until it was confirmed by leaked emails. Oh, and speaking of emails, we were crazy to see that there was really an issue there...yeah, keep wearing blinders over your eyes while accusing those who see of pushing "conspiracy theories!" SMH. Oh, and IF YOU REALLY WANT TO SEE HOW THE VOTE FLIP WORKS, master "conspiracy theorist," Alex Jones has a video of someone showing it at the voting booth on their phone. They select Donald Trump and before your eyes, it flips to Clinton. It's on Youtube. It is also being investigated...But that's just a conspiracy theory, right?

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    2. Also a conspiracy theory that HRC received questions to debates ahead of time, in violation of rules and ethics. (Trump did not receive the same). Turns out that's TRUE! Now Donna Brazile, who gave the questions to HRC, has stepped down/been fired, after Wikileaks exposed her. If she didn't really do that why would she be forced to resign? But some have said all along it seemed that HRC was too prepared and was reading answers to the questions. So looks like the conspiracy theory was verified. Not paranoia if people really are cheating.

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    3. I am not alone! Trump 2016. Make America Great Again. Or at least make the ruling class quake in their collective boots a bit.

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  15. I am trying to save America by voting for HRC.

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    1. I am a man, but thank you for generalizing. I am more concerned about sexual assaults than emails.

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    2. STFU and stay on topic.

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    3. 11:48 is angry at HRC and Gentile. Late night rants. Is this my alcoholic father in law?

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  16. 1:23Am (LATER night, I see, hypocrite). Yes and my daughter claims you rape her nightly yet still find the time and money for hookers and coke. Watch out, karma's coming.

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