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What’s the AB411? Legislation converts traffic tickets from criminal to civil offenses

As a public defender with Clark County, John Piro has seen a $400 traffic ticket ruin a client’s life.Living paycheck to paycheck, like...
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Legislation would restore voting rights for 89,000 formerly incarcerated

An estimated 89,000 formerly incarcerated Nevadans could immediately have their voting rights restored under proposed legislation.Under the current process that allows people to...
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Nevada Supremes wrangle over judicial discipline

The attorney for the state commission that disciplines judges defended its practices, then acquiesced, before some seemingly skeptical Nevada Supreme Court justices Tuesday.  At...
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Legislation calls for keeping closer eye on ICE

On Tuesday, Assemblywoman Selena Torres introduced a bill that would require law enforcement to collect and report data on the transfer of undocumented immigrants...
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Immigration activists split on police bill: Good first step? Or not enough?

Democratic Assemblyman Edgar Flores made it clear from the very beginning of the hearing: He is not attempting to get local law enforcement agencies...
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Legislation would compensate those who’ve been wrongly convicted

After serving 22 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, DeMarlo Berry said being released from a Nevada prison felt like Lazarus...
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City of Las Vegas detains hundreds of people for ICE, group says

Over a 26-month period, Immigration and Customs Enforcement picked up more than 1,000 people from under the custody of the City of Las Vegas...
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Bail reform hearing is part policy debate, part fear-mongering

Like many other states, Nevada is entering a lengthy discussion about whether there should be an overhaul to the current bail system and, if...
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Police protection bill pits Metro against union, Cannizzaro

The Las Vegas Metro Police officers who fatally shot Alma Chavez’ 23-year old son, Rafael Olivas, in 2011 weren’t wearing body cameras, as most...
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Nevada considers banning ‘gay panic’ defense

Lawmakers in the state Senate have proposed a bill to ban the so called “gay panic” or “trans panic” defense. If passed, a defendant...

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