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ACLU settlement helps ensure ‘indispensable constitutional right’ to counsel

The ACLU of Nevada, which sued the state in 2017 for failing to provide public defense for people who couldn’t afford a lawyer in...

Police reform gets off to rocky start in special session

For criminal justice reform advocates, the Nevada Legislature's response to demands for police transparency and accountability isn't living up to the moment.One police reform...
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Lawmakers take crack at justice reform as highly-touted previous effort criticized

A seminal criminal justice reform designed to save taxpayer money and reduce Nevada's prison population does not apply to the approximately 14,000 inmates currently...
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Proposed settlement reached in marijuana license litigation against state

A partial settlement has been reached in a massive lawsuit filed by marijuana licensees and would-be licensees who claim the state of Nevada unfairly...
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Corrections officials pressed to act as Covid cases surge

Months after civil rights groups and attorneys warned elected officials about the potential spread of Covid-19 among incarcerated individuals they are, yet again, trying...

‘Strike for Black Lives’ rally draws attention to economic racism

Nationwide protests since May have put a spotlight on police brutality and the ongoing struggle the Black community faces in fighting racism in the...

Suit against Pahrump ICE facility says inhumane conditions led to Covid outbreak

Since the start of the pandemic, immigrant groups and civil rights attorneys have sued U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement over its treatment of detainees...

Nevada must not miss this chance to recognize that Black lives matter

Thousands of Nevadans took to the streets in recent weeks to declare that Black lives matter. They marched in the Southern Nevada heat even...
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Wrongly imprisoned man who championed compensation law awarded $2.25 million

DeMarlo Berry, who was wrongfully imprisoned for more than 22 years, was granted a certificate of innocence and awarded $2.25 million in damages. Eighth Judicial...
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Pandemic and prison policies combine to stress families of Nevada’s incarcerated

Across the U.S., cases of the novel coronavirus inside correctional facilities are a growing concern. The Equal Justice Initiative has found the COVID-19 infection...

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