Nevada among handful of states funding strangulation exams for domestic violence victims

BY: - October 19, 2023

[Advisory: This story includes details of domestic abuse] As of October 1, Nevada is one of only four states providing free strangulation exams for sexual and domestic violence victims, but the state lacks the health care infrastructure to implement new laws. Nonfatal strangulations is a key indicator of escalation, with studies showing that it raises […]

Lombardo parrots Cuomo in effort to invalidate Ethics Commission 

BY: - October 16, 2023

Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo is taking a page from the playbook of former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his quest to nullify the Nevada Ethics Commission, and in the process, undue the commission’s imposition of a $20,000 fine and determination that Lombardo willfully violated ethics law. Cuomo, once considered a star of the Democratic […]

Legislators in 49 states ask SCOTUS to preserve access to abortion pill

BY: - October 13, 2023

A group of more than 600 Democratic legislators from 49 states have signed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court urging the justices to overturn an appellate court decision that would roll back access to mifepristone, one of two drugs used to safely terminate early pregnancies and treat miscarriages. The amicus brief, also called […]

Sibella says truth about Resorts World firing ‘coming soon’ 

BY: - October 11, 2023

Ousted Resorts World Las Vegas president Scott Sibella says the story behind his termination as president of the property will be revealed.  “Soon. Trust me,” Sibella said via text on Monday.  He declined to say whether he is taking legal action against Resorts World, which said Sibella violated company policy when it announced his separation […]

Housing justice groups launch eviction watch program to observe hearings, provide oversight

BY: - October 11, 2023

While observing eviction proceedings Tuesday at Las Vegas Justice Court, Ben Iness of the Nevada Housing Justice Alliance was struck by the final words from the judge following the majority of cases where a summary eviction was granted: “Good luck.” “In that courtroom, tenants have no solutions and no recourse to navigate such a life […]

Abortion rights advocates say consequences dire if SCOTUS declines to hear pill case

BY: - October 10, 2023

More than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court decided states could set their own abortion laws, including bans, the nation’s highest court now could cut off abortion access in states where abortion is still legal. The Supreme Court began its new term this week and has yet to announce whether it will hear Alliance […]

Georgia county summons Nevada fake elector Jim DeGraffenreid in trial for Trump lawyers

BY: - October 6, 2023

Nevada State Republican National Committeeman Jim DeGraffenreid is one of six non-Georgia residents being summoned to testify in an upcoming trial for Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell — two attorneys indicted by the Peach State for their part in attempting to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Fulton County prosecutors in a legal filing […]


Law professor rips Togliatti’s claim of no conflict in mediating Route 91 shooting settlement

BY: - October 6, 2023

Retired Judge Jennifer Togliatti says she had no conflict when she chose to act as a mediator in the settlement agreement between Route 91 shooting victims and MGM Resorts International, where Togliatti’s father headed up security when Stephen Paddock opened fire on concert goers from his suite at Mandalay Bay, one of MGM’s many resorts.  […]

Shooting massacre victims allege legal insults add to injuries 

BY: - October 2, 2023

Roger Kenis had post-traumatic stress disorder before Oct. 1, 2017, the night Stephen Paddock opened a hailstorm of automatic gunfire on Route 91 concert goers from his Mandalay Bay suite across the street, killing 60 in the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.  “I was on total disability from three tours in Iraq, primarily […]

Las Vegas, Henderson join cities asking U.S. Supreme Court for power to clear homeless camps

BY: - September 29, 2023

Even though the cities of Las Vegas and Henderson have passed ordinances restricting camping and sleeping in public, some as recently as this summer, they joined other cities this week in asking the United States Supreme Court to make it even easier to enforce laws that crack down on homelessness encampments.  Several Western cities filed […]

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 […]