Justice

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COP27’s ‘loss and damage’ fund for developing countries: Breakthrough, or empty promise?

BY: - November 23, 2022

Developing nations were justifiably jubilant at the close of COP27 as negotiators from wealthy countries around the world agreed for the first time to establish a dedicated “loss and damage” fund for vulnerable countries harmed by climate change. It was an important and hard fought acknowledgment of the damage – and of who bears at […]

Student loan repayment pause extended by White House amid legal battles over relief plan

BY: - November 23, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Department of Education announced on Tuesday it is extending the pandemic-era pause on federal student loan repayments until June 30 while legal challenges to the administration’s student debt relief program are fought over in the courts. The agency said if the student debt relief program has not been put in place by […]

Prosecutors, public defenders, and private attorneys share judicial victories

BY: - November 16, 2022

Unlike 2020, when public defenders dominated a slate of Clark County judicial races, this year’s battles for the bench produced victors from a variety of legal sectors.  In the race for Las Vegas Justice Court Dept. 13, deputy public defender Rebecca Saxe narrowly defeated longtime Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum. In the waning days […]

Six GOP-led states win national injunction against Biden student debt relief plan

BY: - November 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Monday issued a nationwide injunction indefinitely blocking the Biden administration’s student debt relief program in response to a challenge by six GOP-led states. The unanimous ruling by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis came after the six states — Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas and South Carolina […]

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In first-of-its-kind antitrust win, DOJ fines firm for suppressing wages of school nurses in NV

BY: - November 8, 2022

The Department of Justice last week announced it had reached an agreement with a health care staffing company that conspired with a competitor to keep wages low for nurses working with medically fragile students. Legal experts say it is the first criminal case win of its kind and could potentially be a landmark antitrust case. […]

U.S. Supreme Court justices cast doubt on affirmative action in college admissions

BY: - October 31, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Monday questioned the legality of race-conscious policies in college admissions, as the justices weighed two cases that could upend the admissions process many colleges use to try to boost diversity on campus. At issue are two cases that challenge the lawfulness of affirmative action at Harvard University, the […]

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Group photo costs judicial candidates endorsements 

BY: - October 26, 2022

A group photo posted on social media featuring Republican gubernatorial candidate Joe Lombardo amid a sea of supporters and campaign signs, paints nonpartisan judicial candidates in the picture in a negative light, say groups who yanked their endorsements.  Culinary Local 226 Secretary-Treasurer Ted Pappageorge announced Tuesday the union was rescinding its endorsement of Las Vegas […]

To comply with court ruling, Nye County says vote totals won’t be released early

BY: - October 25, 2022

Nye County, which was recently forced by the Nevada Supreme Court to amend parts of its plans for hand-counting ballots, assured the secretary of state’s office in a letter Monday that to comply with the ruling it won’t livestream the counting or otherwise prematurely release election results. The Nevada Supreme Court unanimously ruled Oct. 21 […]

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Biden student debt forgiveness plan on temporary hold after appeals court ruling

BY: and - October 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked the Biden administration from carrying out its student loan forgiveness plan, until the court makes a determination on a request for an injunction brought by six Republican-led states, according to multiple media reports. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is giving the Biden administration […]

Challenger hopes to unseat Wolfson

BY: - October 21, 2022

Republican candidate for District Attorney Tim Treffinger may not be as well known as his opponent, Steve Wolfson, who has served two terms as D.A. and eight years as a Las Vegas councilman. But Treffinger says he expects the race to “be more of a referendum on the current D.A.” than a test of his […]

Baucum faces challenger in LV Justice Court race

BY: - October 18, 2022

The campaign for Dept. 13 in Las Vegas Justice Court pits chief deputy public defender Rebecca Saxe against longtime Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum.  Baucum, who earned her law degree from the University of Idaho, was elected to Justice Court in 2010.  “For nearly a decade, she oversaw the largest caseload of any DUI […]

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Multiple candidates vying for Family Court seat in special election 

BY: - October 18, 2022

Six candidates are vying in a special election for Family Court Dept. A, a seat recently vacated by longtime Judge William Voy. The winner need only get a plurality, not a majority.  Kristine Brewer attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and has been licensed in Nevada since 2003, according to her website.   […]