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College athletes score a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court in NCAA dispute

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that the National Collegiate Athletics Association cannot limit educational compensation to student athletes due to their amateur status. The...

What, to the Republican, is the nineteenth of June?

The headline above pays homage to one of the most powerful and brilliant speeches in American history. Frederick Douglass, the 19th century’s most eloquent...

ACLU condemns state’s proposed lethal injection plan for Zane Floyd

The Nevada Department of Corrections’ plan to use a never-before-tried combination of drugs to kill Zane Floyd, in what would be the state’s first...

AG Ford, community organizers highlight criminal justice reform successes, failures

It took a decade of organizing and five legislative sessions for Nevada to embrace a long-sought criminal justice reform to decriminalize minor traffic tickets...
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7 notable bills that passed on Memorial Day, briefly explained

During the last day of the 2021 Legislative session, all eyes were fixed on the last minute bill taxing the mining industry. But lawmakers also...
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Labeled ‘stop and frisk’ by critics, MGM’s gun bill squeaks past Senate

An MGM-backed bill to strengthen enforcement of gun bans in casinos narrowly passed the Senate on Wednesday and faces an uncertain future in the...
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Prison system’s approach to inmates’ money bewilders legislators

A fiscal note attached to legislation that caps how much money prison officials can withdraw from an inmate's accounts confused  lawmakers Wednesday.  State Sen. Melanie...
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House OKs commission to probe Jan. 6 attack, but McConnell objections may doom it

WASHINGTON--The U.S. House voted Wednesday 252-175 to give the go-ahead to the formation of an independent, bipartisan commission that would investigate the Jan. 6...
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Amodei joins Dems voting to condemn Atlanta shooting, racism against Asian Americans

WASHINGTON--The U.S. House on Wednesday passed a resolution condemning the March 16 mass shooting in Atlanta and reaffirming Congress’ commitment to combating racism and...

‘We need answers’: Fed up with Dem inaction, reformers trek to Carson City

When reform advocates helped get many lawmakers elected in 2020, they thought they were sending legislators to Carson City to pass bold criminal justice...

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