NV Senate OKs two of three “transgender” bills

Nevada’s Ensign to resign amid Senate ethics probe

Supreme Court confronts whether Nev. conflict-of-interest law violates free speech

NV: Assembly passes transgender discrimination bill

A glance at Republican legislative hotspots

Nevada: Anti-discrimination bills for transgender people advance

Suit Challenges Nevada Law Limiting Marriage Officiants To Clergy Or Government Officials

NV considers Internet poker bill, but casinos balk

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev) to retire in 2012

Nevada family fights for survival in down times

Reid takes on Old West, says time to ban brothels

Court won’t stop Nevada from banning brothel ads

Union workers rally across Nevada

Nevada Supreme Court dismisses Personhood Amendment appeal as moot

ADF defending constitutional Christmas celebration

ACLU says no Merry Christmas for Nevada school?

“Merry Christmas” banned at Nevada high school

Local governments threatened over Christmas expression

ADF sends letters to fend off attacks on Christmas expression in Nev., Ind.

Agreement with ACLU limits Christmas at Nevada high school

Washington Examiner: Harry Reid should not be above the law

Appoint judges in Nevada? No thanks

    Sylvia R. Lazos, Justice Myron Leavitt professor at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law, and Chris W. Bonneau, professor of political science at the University of Pittsburgh, writing in the Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Nevadans are voting on whether to amend their constitution to provide for the appointment of Supreme Court justices and District Court judges. Here are the reasons why Nevadans should vote no on Question 1 . . . the system that is being proposed — initial appointment by the governor based on a recommendation from a commission — will result in a less open system run by elites who are closely connected to those in power.”


  • Posted: 11/01/2010
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.lvrj.com

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Justice O’Connor, Nevadans for Qualified Judges spar over robocalls

    Politico: “O’Connor did not indicate what she did to authorize the group to do with her recording. The group did not identify who gave it permission to use O’Connor’s voice or what convinced them that it was OK to do so in automated phone calls. The group, which is backing a ballot measure to do away with judicial elections in Arizona, has blamed a programming glitch for the late-night calls and said no more robocalls are planned . . . Whelan, a longtime critic of O’Connor, has not been dissuaded [from his opinion that O'Connor's involvement runs afoul of ethics rules].”


  • Posted: 10/28/2010
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.politico.com

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Nevadans to Reid: Stop! Thief!

The ethics of Justice O’Connor’s robo-calls

    The Blog of LegalTimes: “But [Jeffrey Shaman, a judicial ethics expert and professor at DePaul University College of Law], along with another top judicial ethics expert, New York University’s Stephen Gillers, don’t see anything ethically wrong with what O’Connor has done in the first place in relation to the Nevada initiative. ‘She has a special expertise about these matters, and I don’t see anything wrong with her speaking out about a matter of public concern like this,’ said Shaman, who asserts that O’Connor’s advocacy falls in the category of speech about the administration of justice that the canons permit.”


  • Posted: 10/27/2010
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: legaltimes.typepad.com

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Justice O’Connor’s one A.M. robocalls in support of ballot initiative

NV: Voters Suspicious Of Fraud At Ballot Box

Center for American Progress: “State Antigay Adoption Policies Need to Go”

Angle: Muslim law taking hold in parts of US

Nev. Supreme Court: Ashjian’s name stays on ballot

Poll: Nevadans favor balanced federal budget, let states repeal federal laws

    Las Vegas Review-Journal: “A majority of Nevadans say they believe it is time to revive a proposed constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget, according to a new poll. And in a measure of how residents feel about Uncle Sam these days, a majority either support or would not rule out letting states repeal federal laws if two-thirds of the legislatures agree.”


  • Posted: 09/28/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.lvrj.com

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Abortion an issue among women in Senate races

Former Justice O’Connor wants “to keep cash out of” Nevada courtrooms in push for ballot question

    The Reno Gazette-Journal: “Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor continued her push Wednesday to change the way Nevada selects its district judges and Supreme Court justices. O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, is backing Ballot Question 1, which would end Nevada’s system of electing judges and replace it with a system where judges would first be appointed by the governor after a review by a judicial committee.”


  • Posted: 09/23/2010
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.rgj.com

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Nevada Religious Freedom and Unity Day opened with Hindu invocation

Nevada unemployment rises to all-time high 14.4 percent

    Las Vegas Review-Journal: “The construction sector, restaurants and professional firms all added jobs in the month, but declines in Census jobs and other public-sector cuts offset that hiring to push statewide unemployment to an all-time high of 14.4 percent, the state Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation said this morning. That’s up from 14.3 percent in July and 12.5 percent in August 2009.”


  • Posted: 09/20/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.lvrj.com

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Some states suing feds also claim health subsidies

“Nevada’s “gay marriage” ban in constitutional limbo”

Nevada Senate: Reid (D) 47%, Angle (R) 47%

Senator Reid opposes NY Muslim center site

Angle: Democrats want to “make government our God”

PA gambling tax income outpaces Nevada

Nevada Sen. Ensign opposing Kagan for high court

Pro-life women’s group endorses in Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, Nevada

NV: Sharron Angle’s take on separation of church and state

    Las Vegas Sun: “Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle describes her motivation for seeking elected office as a religious calling. … [A]lthough many Americans view the separation of church and state as one of the keys to the nation’s success as a multicultural society, Angle believes that religion has an expansive role to play in government. And, she has repeatedly said anyone who opposes that based on the claim of separation of church and state misunderstands the Constitution’s ban on ‘establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.’”


  • Posted: 07/19/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.lasvegassun.com

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Reid raises $19.2 million for re-election

Hindu mantras opened Boulder City Council in Nevada

Muslim group says FBI still on Nevada prayer case

NV: Lyon County school board to reconsider sex ed curriculum

Personhood Nevada Denied Right to Circulate Petition; Prepares for 2012

NV: Lack of signatures will keep personhood amdt off ballot

Pro-Life Women Win Big in Tuesday Primary Elections in California, Nevada

GOP picks NV tea party candidate in Reid battle

Nevada Right to Life PAC Joins Pro-Life Groups for Senate Candidate Sue Lowden

Former Sex Club Operator Sues Clark County in Federal Court

    8NewsNow.com: “David Cooper is an admitted swinger. For three months, he ran Sextasy until the county shut him down. In June 2008, a letter from the county informed Cooper his license applications were denied. He appealed to the Clark County Commission, but lost. Now, Cooper is suing Clark County and seven commissioners. He says other well-known sex clubs haven’t been bothered by the county . . . Cooper believes his lawsuit will expose dirty dealings. ‘People are getting paid off,’ he said. ‘We know they’re breaking the law, and we’re going to prove it in federal court.’”


  • Posted: 05/27/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.8newsnow.com

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Nevada Joins 18 Other States in Lawsuit against Health Care Reform Law

Conservatives in Nevada want Sen. Ensign to quit

Anti-abortion activists seek new definition of ‘personhood,’ state by state

Nevada court appears skeptical of “personhood” measure appeal

NV: Gov. Gibbons says he will use free private lawyers to sue government over health care reform

    RGJ.com: “‘This health care nationalization plan is illegal because it is unconstitutional,’ Gibbons said. ‘The arrogance of this administration to force all Nevadans to purchase something (health insurance from private companies) or face IRS penalties is outrageous and wrong.’”


  • Posted: 04/06/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous

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NV: Lawsuit challenges county’s ordinance on sex clubs

Nevada Personhood Amendment on Abortion Heads to State Supreme Court for Hearing

UNLV academics study Nevada’s brothel industry

    Las Vegas Sun: “In their new book, The State of Sex: Tourism, Sex, and Sin in the New American Heartland, UNLV academics Barbara Brents, Crystal Jackson and Kathryn Hausbeck examine Nevada’s brothel industry through the lens of history, economy and sociology, drawing their conclusions from a decade of research. It’s a high-toned academic discussion of legal prostitution — a book about sex that doesn’t use the subject to sell itself. Brents, a UNLV sociology professor, sat down with the ‘Las Vegas Weekly’ to talk about the state of sex . . . ”


  • Posted: 04/06/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.lasvegassun.com

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NV: Governor threatens to side-step attorney general to sue feds

NV: ACLU files brief to keep abortion initiative off ballot

Gibbons tells Nevada attorney general to sue over federal health care reform

“Spurned by NV, transgender woman to wed in CA”

9th Circuit: Nevada has right to ban brothel advertising

Nevada high court to expedite anti-abortion initiative’s appeal

Hindu prayer opened Nevada’s capital Carson City

Nevada Personhood Backers Appeal Judge’s Ruling Abortion Amdt Too Broad

City Council in Nevada opened with Sanskrit mantras

State Republicans tell national GOP: Keep out

Nevada judge throws out “personhood” initiative

NV: Court Hearing to Decide Personhood Initiative Fate Held Today in Carson City

Nevada: Group seeks change in state law to allow pot use