Justice

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 […]

Members of Congress arrested after protest for abortion rights in front of Supreme Court

BY: - July 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen members of Congress were arrested Tuesday alongside abortion rights activists after they sat down and blocked an intersection between the U.S. Capitol building and the Supreme Court to protest conservative justices’ decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The act of civil disobedience came as backers of abortion rights urge more […]

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It’s reigning men

BY: - July 18, 2022

Where are the men? Have you noticed the peculiar absence of them from the Roe v. Wade discussions? It’s as if no one realizes they supply half the genetic material. Have they “gone fishin’?” Outside of a few depressing references to some shadowy rapist whom a young woman may or may not be related to […]

U.S. House passes bills to ensure nationwide abortion access, interstate travel

BY: - July 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed legislation Friday that would reinstate access to abortion, though it’s highly unlikely the two bills approved on mostly party-line votes — or more that will come in the weeks ahead — would clear the 50-50 Senate. One measure that House members engaged in passionate debate over Friday would make […]

Republicans block Cortez Masto bill protecting patients traveling for abortion services

BY: - July 14, 2022

Senate Republicans blocked U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto’s bill that would protect patients in states where abortion is banned who seek to travel out of state to access services.  Cortez Masto, along with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, recently introduced the Freedom to Travel for Health Care Act of 2022 as Republican-led state legislatures […]

Marchant’s fellow election denier finally makes it to Nevada – and then to jail in Colorado

BY: - July 14, 2022

In March, invoking election fraud conspiracies while urging Nye County commissioners to switch to all paper, hand-counted ballots, Nevada Republican candidate for secretary of state Jim Marchant was disappointed that one of his fellow election conspiracists couldn’t be there to make a presentation. The Colorado official, Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, had been indicted on […]

All hail, or inhale, as the case may be

ACLU of NV legal effort to remove weed from Schedule 1 survives challenge

BY: - July 13, 2022

A legal effort by the ACLU of Nevada to force the Nevada Board of Pharmacy to remove cannabis from its Schedule 1 of controlled substances will proceed, Clark County Judge Joe Hardy ruled Wednesday when he denied the board’s motion to dismiss the ACLU’s lawsuit.   ACLUNV says individuals are still being arrested for cannabis possession […]

Trump tweet invited ‘wild’ mob to block transfer of power on Jan. 6, House panel says

BY: - July 12, 2022

The U.S. House panel investigating Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results described Tuesday how the president explicitly called on his supporters to come to Washington on Jan. 6, 2021 for a “wild” protest — resulting in an insurrection. Trump exerted extraordinary influence over the mob, who marched to the Capitol on […]

As abortion crisis engulfs red states, advocates press White House for a bolder plan

BY: - July 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — Frustrated abortion rights advocates are imploring President Joe Biden to make sweeping moves to protect abortion access, saying now is the time for Democrats to be bold as Republican-led states rapidly implement restrictions and outright bans. Stymied in the U.S. Senate by the filibuster, congressional Democrats are highly unlikely to approve legislation that […]