Nevada among states joining FTC in anti-trust suit against Amazon

BY: - September 26, 2023

Nevada joined 16 states and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a lawsuit against Amazon, alleging that the online retail and tech company is a monopoly that maintained its influence through anticompetitive and unfair practices.  “Amazon is a mammoth corporation and like most of my constituents, I am also an Amazon customer. There is nothing […]


The Supreme Court’s originalists have taken over. Here’s how they interpret the Constitution.

BY: - September 26, 2023

Today a majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices are either self-described originalists or strongly lean toward originalism. Yet less than 50 years ago, originalism was considered a fringe movement, hardly taken seriously by most legal scholars. So, what is originalism, and why is it so influential today? Originalism is the theory that judges are bound […]

‘Still a ways to go’ but indigent defense is improving in Nevada’s rural counties

BY: - September 20, 2023

Progress on correcting systemic issues with the delivery of indigent defense in Nevada’s rural counties has sped up in recent years, but the state is still out of compliance with standards set in a legal agreement it entered three years ago. Nevada’s Department of Indigent Defense Services (DIDS) was established by state lawmakers in 2019 […]


Ford’s pardon of Nixon created a bad precedent

BY: - September 19, 2023

Most of former President Trump’s rivals for the Republican presidential nomination have given full-throated support for him in his current criminal travails, even saying they would pardon him if he is convicted of any – or all – of the 90-something charges. The notion that a president could be pardoned for criminal offenses would have […]

Federal subpoena to Resorts World preceded Sibella’s departure 

BY: - September 18, 2023

Federal authorities from the U.S. Central District Court of California subpoenaed communications between Resorts World employees and customers, as well as player data, according to a “privileged and confidential” memo from the hotel’s general counsel Gerald Gardner obtained by the Current.  The memo is dated Aug. 9, one week after the Current reported a federal […]

Supreme Court leaves injunction against ‘sickouts’ in place while appeal plays out

BY: - September 15, 2023

The Nevada Supreme Court on Friday denied the Clark County Education Association’s request to stay an injunction against it for recent “rolling sickouts” that have shut down schools and disrupted instruction within the Clark County School District. The injunction will remain in place as CCEA’s appeal plays out. “We are pleased that the injunction granted […]

CCSD ‘sickouts’ ruled an illegal strike, teachers union to appeal decision

BY: - September 14, 2023

The “rolling sickouts” that have resulted in one-day closures at eight Clark County School District schools over seven instructional days constitute an illegal strike, a district court ruled Wednesday. District Judge Crystal Eller granted CCSD a preliminary injunction against the Clark County Education Association meant to end the rolling sickouts, which have come amid an […]

Consistency and memory elude Lombardo Ethics Commission appointee

BY: - September 6, 2023

When Gov. Joe Lombardo named two law enforcement-friendly members to the Nevada Ethics Commission days before a July hearing on his use of his sheriff’s badge and uniform during his 2022 campaign for governor, Lombardo declined to comment on the optics of doing so. The Ethics Commission voted 4-2 that Lombardo willfully violated the law […]

Rescue sues Animal Foundation, claims failure to spay and neuter violates law

BY: - September 5, 2023

Southern Nevada’s primary government-funded animal shelter, The Animal Foundation (TAF) is failing to abide by the law by not sterilizing animals, and is engaged in deceptive practices by advertising services it doesn’t provide, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.  The suit alleges No-Kill Las Vegas, a non-profit animal rescue, and other members of the rescue […]

Advocacy group says inmates eat toothpaste, toilet paper, salt to dull hunger

BY: - September 1, 2023

Families of the incarcerated warned corrections officials that the lack of food in prisons has gotten to the point that those incarcerated “eat toilet paper” to dull hunger. Food conditions and nutritional standards as well as recent violations of kitchen sanitary practices within the Nevada Department of Corrections were discussed during Wednesday’s meeting of the […]

Judge sets March trial date in Trump federal election interference case

BY: - August 28, 2023

WASHINGTON — The federal trial in the case accusing former President Donald Trump of knowingly lying about the 2020 presidential election results and trying to overturn them will begin in March, a federal judge said Monday. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who waived Trump’s appearance for the first hearing, scheduled jury selection to begin March […]

Trump supporters, detractors face off outside jail as he’s booked on Georgia racketeering charges

BY: , and - August 25, 2023

Former President Donald Trump was booked and quickly released at the Fulton County Jail Thursday evening during a trip from New Jersey to Atlanta that played out on primetime TV and capped a drama-filled day outside the facility. Trump’s sprawling motorcade arrived at the jail at about 7:30 p.m. And he was released after about […]