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Lawsuit alleges Trump schemed to obtain loans and lower taxes, including on Las Vegas tower 

BY: - September 21, 2022

Former U.S. President Donald Trump undervalued his holdings, including his Las Vegas tower,  which he co-owns with Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin, to avoid paying taxes, and inflated values to bolster his financial statements to impress lenders, according to a wide-ranging civil fraud lawsuit filed Wednesday by New York Attorney General Letitia James. James alleges […]

States’ chief justices group argues against independent state legislatures ‘theory’

BY: - September 15, 2022

Calling it “invalid,” a group of influential judges is coming down against a theory that could give state legislatures the authority to set election and redistricting laws without the oversight of state courts. The Conference of Chief Justices, a group made up of the nation’s highest judicial officers, filed a rare amicus brief recently in […]

Segerblom wins legal battle against man who alleged defamation

BY: - September 12, 2022

A lawsuit filed by Mack Miller, an unsuccessful Republican candidate for Nevada lieutenant governor, against Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom has been dismissed, leaving Miller on the hook to Segerblom for just under $40,000.  Mack’s suit stems from an incident during a September 2021 Clark County Commission meeting, at which the commission voted that covid […]

ACLU sues City of Las Vegas, Fremont Street Experience over age restrictions

BY: - September 9, 2022

Nearly two decades after a court ruled the Fremont Street Experience is a public forum, a space protected from free speech infringement, the ACLU of Nevada is suing the City of Las Vegas again over recent efforts to restrict people younger than 21 and street performers inside a pedestrian mall. In a lawsuit filed this […]

Sisolak, Lee warn Nevada not isolated from assaults on abortion rights

BY: - September 9, 2022

In post-Roe v. Wade America, states and the federal government are left to navigate the legal ramifications of the Supreme Court overturning a 50-year legal precedent. As reproductive health centers, medical professionals, and legislatures that support abortion rights cope with the uncertainty, Republicans and motivated anti-abortion rights activists are pushing for a national ban.  Nevada […]

Nevada set to receive $14 million in multistate JUUL settlement

BY: - September 6, 2022

After a two year multistate investigation into the vaping company JUUL Labs Inc. the e-cigarette giant has agreed to pay $438.5 million to 34 states and territories, including Nevada. Nevada will receive more than $14 million from Juul Labs Inc.   State Attorney General Aaron Ford signed onto the investigation of JUUL’s marketing and sales practices […]

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Nevada officials weigh in against case that threatens to erode Indian Child Welfare Act

BY: - August 29, 2022

Several Nevada lawmakers, tribes, and state leaders are urging the U.S. Supreme Court in an amicus brief to reject a challenge to the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, saying that disturbing the law would damage Native American families and could ripple through other important aspects of Native American law. The Indian Child Welfare Act of […]

Court releases partially redacted affidavit for Mar-a-Lago search

BY: - August 26, 2022

WASHINGTON — A judge granted the Federal Bureau of Investigation a search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s home earlier this month after agents found 184 documents with classified markings had been kept at Mar-a-Lago. The property — which hosts Trump’s private residence, a golf club and other housing — is not authorized to store […]

U.S. attorney general says DOJ asked for public release of search warrant for Trump estate

BY: - August 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday that the U.S. Department of Justice has moved to release the search warrant a federal judge issued earlier this week that allowed federal agents to enter former President Donald Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. DOJ, Garland said, filed a motion in the Southern District of Florida […]

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The FBI went to Trump’s house and Nevada Republicans couldn’t be happier

BY: - August 10, 2022

Just last month Trump was right here in Las Vegas preaching about how much he loves law enforcement.  But then law enforcement came to his house. The FBI reportedly went to Trump’s compound or lair or whatever it is in Florida to retrieve classified documents and materials that aren’t his to keep. To which the […]

Judge’s comments reflect reality, say civil rights leaders 

BY: - July 21, 2022

Statements that District Judge Erika Ballou made from the bench about police “reflect the grim reality for African Americans in (the) United States and in Clark County,” says NAACP Las Vegas president Roxann McCoy.  In a court video, Ballou is heard admonishing a defendant alleged to have violated his parole by assaulting a police officer.  […]

U.S. House on bipartisan vote passes bill protecting right to same-sex marriage

BY: - July 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — Both Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. House voted Tuesday to enshrine the right to same-sex and interracial marriages in federal law, though the bill’s path forward in the Senate is unclear. The 267-157 bipartisan vote stemmed from concerns that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month to overturn the constitutional right to an […]