U.S. Department of Justice asks appeals court to pause abortion pill ruling

BY: - April 10, 2023

WASHINGTON — The federal government on Monday asked the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to place on hold a Texas judge’s ruling that would otherwise overturn U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the abortion pill. The Department of Justice’s request for an administrative stay asks the New Orleans-based appeals court to decide before noon […]

Federal judge orders abortion pill off U.S. market but immediate appeal expected

BY: - April 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Texas revoked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s two-decade-old approval of the abortion pill Friday, though he gave the federal government seven days to appeal the case. U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Joseph Kacsmaryk’s opinion in the case, Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, can be […]

Senate passes bill fixing NV prison policy that denies visitation by people with criminal records

BY: - April 7, 2023

Vivian Jones just wants to embrace her son, who has been incarcerated at a state correctional facility for nearly 20 years. Speaking to state lawmakers in March, she said a past felony conviction has resulted in her being denied visitation with the Nevada Department of Corrections and that the only contact with her son, 36, […]

As future of abortion pill is weighed, Democrats in Congress see little they can do

BY: - April 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats appear lukewarm about pursuing reproductive rights legislation in a divided Congress, even as a federal judge in Texas considers overturning access to abortion pills nationwide. Interviews by States Newsroom with Democrats who control the Senate by a narrow margin found little optimism they could counter a ruling that could potentially […]

Judge sides with Lombardo on conservation agency appointment

BY: - April 3, 2023

A Nevada district judge has sided with Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo over a recent controversial appointment that prompted a lawsuit from a conservation group. Earlier this year, the Center for Biological Diversity and a former state employee challenged the appointment of former Republican state Sen. James Settelmeyer as director of the Department of Conservation and […]

Bill that would require schooling for Fiore and others opposed by rural judges

BY: - March 31, 2023

A bill before Nevada lawmakers would mandate that justices of the peace in Nevada who are not members of the State Bar, such as former Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore, now a Justice of the Peace in Pahrump, be required to pass a test intended for law students.  “My clients are always surprised when […]

U.S. judge rules insurers don’t have to cover many free preventive health services

BY: , and - March 30, 2023

WASHINGTON — Health insurance companies may no longer need to cover a wide swath of preventive health care services that were required by the 2010 Affordable Care Act, under a federal judge’s ruling issued Thursday in Texas. The decision could affect millions of Americans’ access to no-cost preventive health care — including pregnancy-related care, cancer screenings, […]

Lombardo’s proposal targeting restorative justice policies scrutinized by lawmakers

BY: - March 24, 2023

Gov. Joe Lombardo’s proposal to roll back restorative justice policies, which were implemented to address the school-to-prison pipeline but received a shaky roll out due to the pandemic, was met with a bevy of questions and concerns from lawmakers Thursday. Lombardo, who made a rare legislative appearance in front of the Assembly Education Committee to […]

What plaintiffs targeting abortion pill want might not even be possible

BY: - March 23, 2023

At the center of the federal anti-abortion lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is the abortion drug mifepristone and the regimen that reportedly accounts for the majority of abortions in post-Roe America. That’s why the whole country is bracing itself for a ruling from a notoriously anti-abortion judge in Amarillo, Texas.  The attention […]

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Lawmakers seek to improve health conditions faced by women who are incarcerated

BY: - March 21, 2023

Lawmakers are debating legislation that addresses the inadequate standards of care and health treatment for women incarcerated in Nevada.  Sponsored by Democratic Assemblywoman Cecelia González, Assembly Bill 292 would make feminine hygiene products free of charge in correctional facilities while seeking to expand the timeframe mothers spend with newborns and ensuring those incarcerated have access […]

Republic Services ramps up lawsuits against Nevadans over trash bills

BY: - March 17, 2023

If Rebecca Gandara had received a bill from Republic Services for any unpaid amount for unpaid trash collection services, she says she would have paid it. But she said in the 27 years she lived in her Henderson home, she never received a past due or any other notice that she owed the company money. […]

Construction at Thacker Pass starts after judge rejects attempt to halt it

BY: - March 4, 2023

Construction of a mine over the largest known source of lithium in the United States started Thursday, after a federal court rejected an emergency request to halt work on the mine. The Thacker Pass mine — which has been wrapped up in a legal battle for two years — made its way to 9th U.S. […]