Nevada

439 ABA Journal Nevada articles.

Bone marrow recipient’s DNA partly changed after procedure; what are the implications for law enforcement?
A Nevada man who received a bone marrow transplant underwent a blood test and discovered that some of his DNA had been replaced by that of his German donor, a finding that could have implications in criminal investigations.
Suit accuses former casino company general counsel of approving ‘secret undercover operation’
An invasion-of-privacy lawsuit claims that the former general counsel of Wynn Resorts approved a “secret undercover operation” to gather derogatory information about a former salon employee who provided information to the Wall Street Journal.
Victim advocates concerned after Nevada top court gives jury trial right to accused domestic batterers
The Nevada attorney general and victims’ rights advocates are raising concerns about the impact of a recent Nevada Supreme Court decision giving misdemeanor domestic violence defendants the right to a jury trial.
New trial ordered after judge allegedly threw pocket Constitution during voir dire outburst
The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of multiple sex offenses against children because the judge in the case created an “intimidating atmosphere” during voir dire questioning of potential jurors.
Ethics panel, citing ‘egregious’ violations, recommends 33-month suspension for Larry Klayman
Afternoon Briefs: Bar associations battle over trademark; New Jersey judge rebuked over rape case

Even though the Association of Trial Lawyers of America changed its name to the American Association for Justice in 2006, the Washington, D.C.-based bar association is suing the California-based…

Lawyers, songs and money: Music that changed the law

Some songs or albums move the law. A band or artist will be involved in a lawsuit so groundbreaking and important that it will set a precedent, either enshrined in law or otherwise binding future generations.

New York legislature OKs ban on gay and trans ‘panic defenses’

New York is poised to join the increasing number of states that are banning gay and trans “panic defenses” in murder cases. As the ABA Journal reported in January, legislatures have increasingly considered this type of ban.

In states where inmates can vote, few exercise their right to cast ballots
When Sen. Bernie Sanders championed voting rights for prisoners during a CNN town hall, he spotlighted an intensifying national debate about why going to prison means losing the right to vote.
2 charged in psychic scam; police say lawyer was swindled out of $1.5M

A California lawyer who responded to a flyer for psychic readings was swindled out of $1.5 million by scammers who said she had to pay them to clear her chakras…

SCOTUS overrules precedent in state immunity case; Breyer wonders what cases are next to fall

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme overruled precedent and held 5-4 that, absent consent, states can’t be sued by private parties in the courts of another state.

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote…

Attorney accused of witness intimidation by emoji pleads guilty to different charge

A Las Vegas lawyer who was accused of intimidating a witness partly by posting a rat emoji won’t be charged with that offense after pleading guilty in a separate case.

Lawyer arrested on intimidation charge after allegedly writing ‘This nasty creature is a known snitch’ on Facebook

A Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer is being held without bail after her arrest Tuesday for allegedly making threats on Facebook in posts that discussed a “snitch” and used a…

Mass shootings prompt bar associations to offer pro bono services to survivors and victims’ families

Attorneys are flocking to volunteer for bar association programs that help with probate, child custody, guardianship, victim compensation or trust matters.

Bullying from the Bench: A wave of high-profile bad behavior has put scrutiny on judges

Across the country, judges are creating embarrassing headlines when they are accused of abusive behavior toward lawyers and litigants.

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