Thursday, March 16, 2017

Here Comes Cinderella


  • The 9th Circuit ruled that a lawsuit against Metro over a man's 2013 death can proceed. [RJ]
  • Here's a look at the use of private emails and devices by elected officials in Nevada. [RJ]
  • Attorney Dayvid Figler opines on bail bond reform. [TNI]
  • Two federal judges have already blocked President Trump's second attempt at a travel ban. [CNN]
  • The Commission on Judicial Selection submitted these three names to the Governor for appointment to the Second Judicial District Court [KOLO]:
    • Wesley M. Ayres, 56, Reno, Discovery Commissioner
    • Barry L. Breslow, 54, Reno, Attorney
    • James Eric Keller, 45, Reno, Attorney

16 comments:

  1. Do we know, or get to know, who applied for the ADR/Discovery Commissioner Commissioner position formerly held by Chris Beecroft (RIP)? The job posting closed on Feb. 27th

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    1. No. They are being scarily secretive about the process.

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    2. There were something like 52 applications which they will narrow down, conduct interviews, and then pick three top candidates presumably. But yes,
      very quiet but there are people who are in the know. Just not on this blog.
      If anyone has information to share, please do.

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    3. Perhaps they should stop being so secretive and let the people know how the judiciary is (s)elected.

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  2. I worked in rural Nevada for several years. Without a doubt small town DAs and judges use bail to punish and extract settlement. I always though it was extremely dishonest to say "plead guilty and we'll agree to OR release."

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    1. Especially when court is only held once every two weeks. I think some outliers in Clark County do either cash bail or 10 times cash bail for a bond.

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  3. Breslow gets the empty seat in 2ndJDC.

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  4. I didn't know Matt Callister handled police brutality cases.

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  5. I think Ayres gets the Washoe seat. However the Keller nomination is f**king baffling. One of the dirtiest members of the USAO. Has never set FOOT in State Court in Nevada. And yet he is one of the three finalists for the seat? Absolutely baffling. Who is on this Commission?

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    1. http://nvcourts.gov/AOC/Committees_and_Commissions/Judicial_Selection/Commission_Members/

      Chief Justice Michael Cherry
      Valerie Cooney, Esq.
      Jeffery Gilbert, gaming exec, appointed by Governor.
      Jesse Gutierrez, former Executive Director of Nevada Hispanic Services, appointed by Governor
      Gregory Kamer, Esq.
      Jasmine Mehta, Esq.
      Leslie Williams, administrative assistant for Washoe County Senior Services, Governor appointee.

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  6. Watching the "War Machine" closing arguments live on Ch. 8 stream. The ADA seems to be doing a good job, although I am not a criminal guy.

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    1. Easy when the case is easy

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    2. If Steve Holper is your expert, you have a problem on your hands,

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  7. 10:29, Keller's nomination is not baffling in the slightest for anyone who has ever dealt with a hiring committee of this type. One or more members of the committee may have one or two candidates they prefer. They then insulate that person or persons from competition by also nominating someone they know the hiring authority won't seriously consider over their favored candidate(s). Another unfortunate result is that more qualified people can be kept off the slate precisely because the hiring committee knows the hiring authority will select that person over their preferred candidate(s). Committees are a terrible way to hire people.

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    1. 1:39 - Sorry you didn't make the 3. Maybe next time!

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    2. I wasn't one of the 13, but I've been on both sides of these kinds of hiring committees. If you think this kind of thing doesn't happen, you're naive.

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