Wednesday, December 28, 2016

RIP Chris Beecroft


  • Chris Beecroft, ADR Commissioner and Discovery Commissioner in the Eighth Judicial District Court passed away on Monday. [NV Bar]
  • It is being reported that Tadas Arlauskas, a Las Vegas lawyer and Boyd grad, allegedly sent emails to members of the Oregon State Bar inviting them to form a group for the "preservation of the white race." [Willamette Week]
  • Justice Cherry and Judge Silver will be heading up their respective appellate benches in 2017. [RJ]

58 comments:

  1. Nothing says I am white than a name like "Tadas Arlauskas" ... not

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  2. Nothing says "I'm a Boyd grad" like the name "Tadas Arlauskas"

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  3. Commissioner Beecroft will be sorely missed. I just don't know how they can replace him. Who could fill his shoes without causing an uproar? He truly earned the respect of the Bar, and I personally felt that he was a man of integrity and very fair and consistent. I liked him a lot and I feel very sad for his family and friends.

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  4. Did they say how Commissioner Beecroft died? It seems like all I read anymore is DEATH DEATH DEATH...and yet Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones is still alive

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    1. Keith and Iggy Pop will outlive us all.

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  5. I agree with 10:27...Commissioner Beecroft was good at his job and will certainly be missed. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

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  6. The National Alliance is a whites-only organization. "No homosexual or bisexual person, no person actively addicted to alcohol or to an illegal drug, no person with a non-White spouse or a non-White dependent, and, except in extraordinary circumstances, no person currently confined in a penal institution may be a member," But if you're a semi-literate, misogynistic, neo-tribal yahoo who believes the earth is flat, come on down!

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    1. The National Alliance is a Whites-only organization. "No homosexual or bisexual person, no person actively addicted to alcohol or to an illegal drug, no person with a non-White spouse or a non-White dependent, and, except in extraordinary circumstances, no person currently confined in a penal institution may be a member."
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      I'd join that group! Oh, wait. I'm the Chairman. Thanks for the plug, Mr. Ross.

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    2. That is absurdly unfair, Mr. Ross. There is no evidence that Mr. Arlauskas, or the National Alliance, is any of those things. It is a black mark on your character for you to issue such an uncalled-for vitriolic attack merely because you disagree with a group of people, and calls into question your own ability to be objective in whatever legal services you provide.

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    3. Mr. Ross, do you have a problem with Whites who want to form an organization to serve our own interests--such as having a Whites-only living space on this planet? An honest reply without ad hominem attacks would be welcome.

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    4. Dear Will Williams, James Keenry, 7:35 PM & Your Merry Band of Slack-Jawed Johnny Crackers,

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ukFAvYP3UU

      Dear Shark Pimp,

      Don't ever change. EVER.

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    5. Anonymous said "Mr. Ross, do you have a problem with Whites who want to form an organization to serve our own interests--such as having a Whites-only living space on this planet?"

      We used to have such an organization for Whites only: It was called the United States of America.

      The Founding Fathers designated this nation, in the Naturalization Act of 1790, to be a republic for those of European descent alone -- no one else could become a citizen. This was the Founders' clear and unmistakable intent.

      The next time, we're going to have to make it one Hell of a lot more explicit and obvious. And a powerful movement in this country is rising that intends to do just that.

      The National Alliance that Mr. Arlauskas is telling us about looks like an excellent place to start.

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    6. As a white male Christian lawyer, married to a white Christian, and father of lots of little white Christian babies - fuck you, Messrs. Williams, Keenry, Ledgister, and 7:35. Go back to StormFront.

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    7. One of the awful consequences of Trump's ascension is an erosion of the stigma of being goose-stepping, sheet wearing racist. These people now have one of their own, Steve Bannon, right there in the White House.

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    8. I have absolutely no problem with you wanting to have a Whites-only living space on this planet. Find a place that is (1) not already inhabited by non-Whites and (2) is not a place that outlaws such activities, such as the United States. Of course none of these criteria have never been and never will be fulfilled in the United States.

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    9. James Keenry December 29, 2016 at 7:33 PM: Poor attempt at trying to sound intellectual. And I'm hardly impartial at providing my services - I find the meanest, toughest and most productive lawyers I can.

      Anonymous December 29, 2016 at 7:35 PM: Yes.

      Anonymous December 29, 2016 at 9:12 PM: You bet. Never.

      Fragano Ledgister December 29, 2016 at 10:50 PM: Just saying the earth is flat, doesn't make it so. Sometime when I'm not trying to close out the end of the year, I'd be happy to dissect this faux history of yours. Will someone please explain to this gentleman that World Net Daily doesn't quite meet the threshold for actual journalism?

      Anonymous December 29, 2016 at 11:12 PM: Well said.

      Anonymous December 28, 2016 at 11:44 AM: All part of the service.

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    10. I find it completely hilarious that most of these "whites only" deplorables look anything but under their sheet-masks. Take off their masks and they have varying degrees of tan/orange/yellow/pink skin that is the clear mark of the mix of non-white genes. And their names... Lol... "Fragano Ledgister" ... what the heck is that--a mix of "Muppet" and some kind of middle-eastern? Hahahaha... Love to see all these "whites only" try so hard to tan their fish-belly skins also on the beaches in summer. If you're so proud of your "white" heritage, quit trying so hard to change your "whiteness."

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    11. P.S. Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior (i.e., mine too, "whites-only" racists), was a brown man. He would not approve of your hateful vitriol. Cheers!

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    12. It is my hope that you white only mother fuckers find some island where you can all be by yourselves, and then drown when global climate change results in a giant ass flood that swamps your perfect home. You people are disgusting.

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    13. Anonymous at 7:35 here, so what is the nature of your problem with Whites having an organization that represents our interests? Do you have the same problem with other race-based organizations such as the NAACP as well?

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  7. Thank you, Jordan Ross, for being a decent human being.

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    1. One of the complainants who opposed Mr. Arlauskas' freedom of speech and association, Jesse Calm, appears to be the same fellow who publicly responded to Mindy Williams' solicitation seeking sperm donors and which specified “White for family continuity and Jewish is a plus.” https://archive.is/OC77D#selection-433.44-435.41

      "For family continuity?" Sounds "racist" to me. Jesse Calm definitely is not Alliance material. Not only does he look like a Jew, he acts like one, too.

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    2. I will bite. What does... Wait, no I won't.

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    3. What does Jesse's response to Mindy Williams' (no relation) ad for a White sperm donor "for family continuity" have to do with anything, you want to ask? It shows anti-White loyalist Jesse Calm is a first class hypocrite. That's what. Here's a good story for you PC Oregoons to boast about: http://nationalvanguard.org/2016/12/the-anti-white-left-eats-its-own-oregon-professor-guilty/

      “If a book be false in its facts, disprove them; if false in its reasoning, refute it. But for God’s sake, let us freely hear both sides if we choose.” — Thomas Jefferson

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  8. The Bar obtained a copy of Graham's policy late this morning and have been advised that the account lapses on 1/1/17. All claims should be filed by 12/31/16. The broker information is as follows:

    Mr. Brent Eppley
    The Liability Place, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1726
    Carlsbad, CA 92018

    www.LiabilityPlace.com

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    1. Seems like a bad policy, the state bar shouldn't allow policies that don't continue further.

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    2. Sounds like it's a claims-made policy. The real killer is going to be the retro-active date on that policy. i.e. Graham stole your money 3 years ago? No coverage!

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    3. Why??? All policies have a term period and/or a claims-made period. And candidly, the State Bar does not require any policy.

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  9. From: Rob Graham
    Date: December 24, 2016
    To: Probate Bar

    Subject: LawyersWest Insolvency and Client File Information

    The work of all is deeply appreciated in taking these files and client matters on. Between competing interests of the Bar, the DA, the Bankruptcy Trustee, etc. there are dozens of mixed messages about what help has been available. The conflicts of priorities of the competing interests are many, but most importantly, there needs to be a means to help client matters move forward.


    I wanted to make it clear that I can and will answer questions relating to open and active matters or the transfer of files to new counsel. If I am limited in saying something, I will just tell you, but most of these cases need insight that even the clients cannot provide as to interrupted strategy, procedure status, upcoming hearings, etc. Earlier I was asked to stand aside and respect the process, but I am learning that questions are not being answered that are material.


    As such, please do not feel embarrassed about simply asking the questions relative to the matter. As you have been given a file from LawyersWest via the Bar or the Cassady's and may have questions, let's get the questions answered. This will also allow former staff members and our prior attorneys to recapture their lives if I can answer questions directly or provide a copy of electronic files of the clients, etc.


    I look forward to helping where I can and invite such inquiry.


    Best,

    Rob Graham

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  10. Private-party firearm transfer background checks are impossible, so Nevadans don't have to do them after all. Congratulations, drafters of Question 1. You screwed yourself by requiring the FBI do the check, instead of going through the Nevada Central Repository.

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/local/nevada/nevada-ag-s-office-says-new-gun-background-check-law-cannot-commence

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    1. Now that's some funny stuff there.

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    2. The Feds just used that old government line... it's not my job. It is funny, all the money that went into advertising that Initiative and no one stopped to ask the FBI if they would be willing to use undesignated federal funds to implement state legislation.

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    3. This is why I almost universally vote no on ballot questions. It's a stupid way to legislate. What are we paying for the big building in Carson for? Mind you, a lotta stupid comes outta there, too, but still.

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    4. You talking about the Legislature or the Supreme Court? Lots of stupid comes out of each one of those buildings. For example, Stone Hollow (Case 64955)....
      --> On 3/18/2016, Hardesty Saitta and Pickering reverse and remand.
      --> On 8/11/16, Hardesty Saitta and Pickering change their mind and affirm the lower court.
      --> On 12/21/16, the Court on a 5-1 Decision changes its mind again and again reverses and remands. Hardesty managed to take three positions and change his mind twice in the span of 9 months.
      So don't talk to me about the stability and reasonableness of "precedent" (or even "law of the case") in this state.

      http://caseinfo.nvsupremecourt.us/public/caseView.do?csIID=33144

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  11. Whoa, the Bar actually doing something decent. Hope this begins a new trend, instead of throwing annual conventions that nobody goes to.

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    1. Remind me again what the State Bar is doing that is decent? That they obtained a copy of a lawyer's malpractice policy (that presumably does not cover against intentional acts like embezzlement). So what?

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    2. Dude, it was sarcasm. Bar and bar counsel sucks!

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    3. Seems like the Bar or the Trustee could seek to extend the policy? BTW, who is the Trustee? Have they done anything yet?

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    4. "Extend the policy"? Who the hell do you think would be interested in writing a policy that is guaranteed to have claims made against it equal to the policy limits?

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    5. Writing? The real question is who in hell would write it and then agree to EXTEND it for no reason at all. You think insurers do things because they're good people??

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    6. Also insurance covers negligence and malpractice not theft

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  12. Judge-Elect Harmony Letizia, after bombarding us with relentless ads, flyers, emails, and fundraisers, is now asking us to "Retire the Debt!" Um no. Next time, spend your (parents') money more wisely.

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    1. Come kiss the ring now that I have won.

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    2. "Justice has a new name," it is called a have bigger ego than Team Johnson. This is going to be a fun judgeship with her.

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    3. Please, I will take Chelini over Harmony. Wait, we have both to put up with.

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    4. Still has a face like a size 13.5 foot

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    5. I thought "Justice," I mean Harmony has Jessica Murphy good looks.

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    6. Jessica Murphy and Harmony are besties. Annoying as hell.

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  13. Why is paying contributions to "retire debt" not chargeable as public corruption under federal law if the payer later appears before the judge? I get that a contribution before the election is ostensibly in the hopes of a good judge getting elected generally, but after the election is a fait accompli, a contribution to pay past debt as opposed to a contribution designated for a future election campaign is a gift at best and a bribe at worst.

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    1. Let's get gum shoe, Stan Hunterton on it.

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    2. So how long ya been in Vegas, 3:04?

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  14. So much for the rumor that Cherry was retiring.

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    1. Guess once they offered him Chief, he can stay another year. Of course I have also heard the rumor that if a Justice announces that it will be their last year that the Court will let them go out after being Chief.

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    2. The chiefship rotates automatically based on seniority of commission. It's his rotation.

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    3. 4:29 is right. There is no "offering" somebody Chief. Since the court expanded, they have to split what used to be a two year term as Chief in the last two years before election.

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  15. Just heard that Troy Atkinson has passed away after at 39 after a battle with cancer. Damn, the end of 2016 has been rough.

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  16. Troy was a stand up guy with a heart of gold. Everyone who knew Troy is broken hearted.

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  17. Not to be--that person--but could it not have been the other Discovery Commissioner?

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