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Nevada voters approve creation of intermediate appellate court
November 6, 2014
Nevada citizens on Tuesday voted to approve the creation of an appellate court in Nevada. Previously, the state's 10 district courts could hear appeals from municipal and justice courts, but the Nevada Supreme Court was required to hear appeals from cases originating in district courts, because Nev....... [more]

Nevada high court strikes DWI implied consent law
October 19, 2014
The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Nevada's implied consent law, which allows police officers to take blood samples of motorists to determine impairment, is unconstitutional. The case involved a man named Michael Byars who was stopped by state troopers for driving under the influence o....... [more]

Supreme Court justice blocks Idaho same-sex marriage
October 8, 2014
Justice Anthony Kennedy of the US Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily blocked same-sex marriage in Idaho. An earlier order blocked same-sex marriage in Nevada as well, but Kennedy vacated that stay on Wednesday afternoon. The orders follow a Tuesday decision from the US Court of Appeals for the N....... [more]

Nevada, Idaho same-sex marriage bans struck down
October 7, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday struck down same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho. The court found that the bans violate same-sex couples' due process and equal protection rights. The three-judge panel rejected arguments that same-sex marriages are harmful to children....... [more]

Federal appeals court hears arguments on same-sex marriage in Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii
September 9, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments Monday in three cases involving same-sex marriage in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. The three-judge panel consists of judges Stephen Reinhardt, appointed by Jimmy Carter, and Marsha Berzon and Ronald Gould, appointed by Bill Clinton. R....... [more]

Supreme Court rules contacts with forum state not decisive for personal jurisdiction
February 25, 2014
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday in Walden v. Fiore that when the conduct of the defendant, a Georgia police officer, occurred entirely in Georgia, the mere fact that his conduct affected plaintiffs with connections to Nevada does not authorize jurisdiction over him in Nevada. The deci....... [more]

Nevada drops defense of same-sex marriage ban
February 11, 2014
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced Monday that her office would no longer be pursuing its legal defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban, stating that recent decisions in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had rendered the state's arguments untenable. On January....... [more]

Federal appeals court rejects New Jersey sports gambling law
September 18, 2013
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday ruled that New Jersey's sports wagering law conflicts with the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) and thus, should not be implemented. PASPA makes sports betting illegal nationwide except in Nevada, Oregon, Delaware....... [more]

Federal appeals court orders decision on nuclear waste storage at Yucca Mountain
August 14, 2013
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has been violating federal law by failing to accept or deny the pending Department of Energy (DOE) application for a waste storage facility at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, which was....... [more]

ACLU challenges Nevada law criminalizing same-sex intercourse for teens
April 4, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada (ACLU-NV) on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging a state law criminalizing consensual sex between same-sex teenagers. The state law characterizes same-sex intercourse as a "crime against nature," and violation of the law carries a possible five-year pris....... [more]

Supreme Court asked to review Nevada same-sex marriage ban
December 6, 2012
The Coalition for the Protection of Marriage, a non-profit corporation in Nevada which opposes same-sex marriage, petitioned the US Supreme Court on Wednesday to grant a writ of certiorari to determine "whether the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause requires Nevada to change its definiti....... [more]




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