2024 Primary Election Day

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  • County expected to settle for $80 million, allow development on Blue Diamond hill. [8NewsNow; RJ]
  • Purported billionaire, associates face lawsuit. [RJ]
  • John Lee files complaint over defamatory website. [RJ]
  • How soon could Las Vegas Valley run out of land for new homes? [RJ]
  • Defense claims man killed by former detective was a dangerous, deviant, porn addict. [8NewsNow]
  • Commission on Judicial Selection nominates Tina Talim for appointment to Department 14. [NV Courts]
  • Not Vegas, but defense attorney for rapper Young Thug found in contempt, ordered to spend 10 weekends in jail. [8NewsNow]
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anonymous
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anonymous
June 11, 2024 10:33 am

Can an experienced criminal defense lawyer or prosecutor explain to me on what planet it is ever permissible for the judge to have an ex parte meeting with a prosecutor and a witness.

Anonymouss
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June 11, 2024 10:36 am
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R u thinking about young thug case – crazy huh?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 10:59 am
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With only the details from the article, seems like this attorney is unlikely to end up serving. This has the appearance of retaliation from the judge for calling a clearly inappropriate meeting.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 1:13 pm
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It is funny the Judge is mad he got caught doing shady shit. A mistrial should be granted, especially now.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 2:00 pm
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Follow the whole thing. It’s crazy, the witness just fired a stand in for his regular attorney. Oh yeah it’s day 88 of trial, when the jury was impaneled last February. And by the way, the attorney who brought up that it was not permissible to have the ex parte meeting, is now in criminal contempt and sentenced to 20 days jail, on the weekend, for not revealing who told him about the meeting–oh yeah it was the witnesses attorney. Apparently, the judge and DA may have explained to the witness that taking the 5th, after signing an immunity agreement, may land him in jail for years….. That witness, took the fifth not as to how old he was (answer: I’m a grown man”) but to how many years old…

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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 2:09 pm
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Anonymous
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June 11, 2024 7:04 pm
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O-M-G! This is effin’ HILARIOUS! The hypos write themselves, don’t they? (Shoutout to “the D” hat!) My professional responsibility professor said you never know when you may need to bring a toothbrush to a representation, LOL! This is an object lesson in why you don’t want to let the wrong people into this profession by eliminating the LSAT, the MPRE, and the Barzam. It’s bad enough that there are people already in the profession who passed who don’t know what they are doing.

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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 2:47 pm
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Oh, it’s gotten even nuttier.
The judge, who participated in an ex parte conference he should not have had, has now issued an OSC to everyone who was present for the conference (that should not have occurred), including court personnel, and demanding to know why they shouldn’t be held in contempt for disclosing the ex parte communication. Like, the crime was bad enough, but the cover up is just.. chef’s kiss in incompetence and reversible error.

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anonymous
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anonymous
June 11, 2024 4:57 pm
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He wins the Fran Fine Award.

anonymous
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anonymous
June 11, 2024 5:53 pm
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Watched portion of the video. How can this judge sit there with a straight face and act like this is ok?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 5:58 pm
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You cannot tell me that we do not have a couple of judges on the EJDC who would not know why this was and is not allowed.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 11:12 am

When are people going to stop putting dumb shit in writing? Don’t send an email when you can make a phone call. Don’t call when you can talk in person. Don’t talk when you can wink. Same applies to texting, Justin.

Anonymouss
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Anonymouss
June 11, 2024 11:21 am
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Interesting- the firm I came from it was only writing – never hardly did anything verbally- thoughts?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 11:24 am
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Depends on what shenanigans you’re up to

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 2:34 pm
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I mean sure if you want to operate above board, record everything. If you’re going to say shady shit, put it in a phone call. That’s lawyering 101.

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anonymous
June 11, 2024 11:46 am
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Don’t know what you are referring to specifically. There is an interesting murder trial going on in MA right now wherein it turns out that the primary investigating officer was texting lewd and disgusting comments about the defendant to his friends (including supervisors who did nothing about it) and his family members. Would not have come out except that they were obtained in a federal investigation and then turned over. Could well tank the prosecution case.

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anonymous
June 11, 2024 1:56 pm
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That’s actually the least of the prosecution’s problems in that case (if you are talking about Karen Read). It looks like she was framed by police officers for the death of her boyfriend, who was a Boston PD officer.

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anonymous
June 11, 2024 4:24 pm
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I am, and it is an interesting case. I’m not sure that I yet buy the conspiracy theory that he was killed in the house and then dumped on the lawn. It involves too many knuckleheads working together harmoniously and then keeping their mouths shut for the last two years. But on the other hand, there are way too many inconsistencies and things that just don’t add up for this to result in a murder conviction. Something definitely smells. The lead investigator’s testimony yesterday where he had to read the text messages aloud was a Mark Furhman moment, and probably sinks the prosecution’s case regardless of what additional evidence they are able to put up.

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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 12:02 pm
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And this doesn’t just apply to criminal/unethical stuff.

Assume anything you put in writing will be an exhibit at your deposition, or that a judge will get a copy and ask you about it, or a client will get a copy, etc.

Barbara
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Barbara
June 11, 2024 12:02 pm

Why isn’t Jones disbarred?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 12:04 pm
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Good question.

Anonymouss
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Anonymouss
June 11, 2024 12:57 pm
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Jones who?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 1:41 pm
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Justin

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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 12:54 pm

I know nothing about Tina Talim? Qualified? Well-connected?

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Anonymouss
June 11, 2024 1:00 pm
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Pretty eyes. Former Pilates instructor. So yes, very qualified.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 1:22 pm
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She’s been a DA for almost 20 years homie, we don’t need the casual sexism.

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Anonymouss
June 11, 2024 1:27 pm
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Hahaha I love it when 1:22 uses what is well known racial stereotypical word of “homie” when criticizing sexism. Combat ting prejudice with Uber prejudice. Awesome!

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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 1:36 pm
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1:22 here.

lol what?

Next you’re going to tell me I can’t call someone a dude because it’s a well known cowboy cultural word that I’m appropriating?

Anonymouss
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Anonymouss
June 11, 2024 1:52 pm
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Well for one thing you may be misgendering them. Just fn with u – dude.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 1:56 pm
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😛

Nah chief, dude is fully inclusive now:

I’m a dude, he’s a dude, she’s a dude, it’s a dude, they’re a dude, we’re all dudes.

Anonymouss
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Anonymouss
June 11, 2024 2:04 pm
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“Chief” hahahaha now I kno ur just fn with me hahaha

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 2:35 pm
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I’m not your pal, bud.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 17, 2024 9:18 am
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Who are you calling pal, friend?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 2:35 pm
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Jesus. Are you 80? Homie means friend to anyone 50 and under.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 3:03 pm
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Yes, do you remember Homie the clown? 🙂

Anonymouss
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Anonymouss
June 11, 2024 3:05 pm
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Calm down sport

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Anonymouss
June 11, 2024 4:14 pm
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Ageism

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 3:57 pm
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Lawyer hot.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 17, 2024 9:18 am
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Mid at best.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 1:00 pm
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Seriously? She’s going to be appointed by Lombardo. She’s a DA.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 1:43 pm
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Only applicant because only DAs get appointed under Lombardo. An attorney with an absolutely unremarkable career.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 2:34 pm
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>An attorney with an absolutely unremarkable career.

That’s the title of my memoir!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 10:25 pm
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This will make 4 current judges who started their careers at Alverson Taylor – Michelle Leavitt, Anna Albertson, Tara Clark-Newberry, and Tina Talim. Two recent trial lawyers of the year started there as well (Ben Cloward and Christian Morris).

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 11:10 pm
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I haven’t worked there, but after working civil lit/ID for over a decade and chatting up colleagues, there’s a *lot* of people who have started or worked at ATMS at some point in their career.

I’d guess that if you picked a random courtroom full of lawyers at the RJC, there’d be at least one lawyer who has worked there

anonymous
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anonymous
June 12, 2024 7:43 am
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Beckley, Singleton used to have that distinction also.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 17, 2024 9:19 am
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That’d be me pal!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 12, 2024 8:29 am
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That you can name distinguished members of the legal community who are ATMS alum isn’t necessarily a positive for the late, not so great, ATMS. It’s purely an issue of volume. Hundreds of attorneys started their careers by cycling through ATMS’ churn and burn associate turnover. I didn’t work there, but it seemed like new associates lasted about a year, some more, some less.

There is at least one firm in town that I’m aware of that’s replicated this business model on a large scale. Not surprisingly, its equity partners were once churn and burn ATMS associates.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 12, 2024 11:03 am
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Interesting take. Who is this “churn and burn” firm with former ATMS associates?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 13, 2024 8:59 am
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As a former ATMS alum I’m curious too. I can’t think of any firms out there that would fit this bill. I know Dave Mortensen’s team went to Messner and are now at Hutchinson–but they’ve remained relatively intact for several years now. Harper Selim?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 13, 2024 9:14 am
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Currently I would say Resnick & Louis is churn and burn.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 13, 2024 5:48 pm
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But they’re not led by ATMS alums are they?

Anonymous
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June 11, 2024 1:44 pm

See Case A-24-894998 – interesting class action against Airbnb.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 4:34 pm
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Can’t pull the complaint. What are the claims?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 6:35 pm
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Pretty much that they allowed people to rent out properties who leased them from others and the lease restricted subletting but AirBNB didn’t check nor enforce it. Class is owners of properties who rented to tenants and tenants sublet through AirBNB

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 6:57 pm
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Sounds very much like not-AirBnB’s problem. The claim is that the tenants breached the contract?

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 13, 2024 9:55 am
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Not if Airbnb profits from it and doesn’t bother to check for ownership. Can’t just turn a blind eye.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 13, 2024 5:44 pm
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Of if Air BnB is operating without its own license and refusing to pay lodging tax for marketing illegal/unauthorized short-term rentals.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 1:44 pm

Jay Bloom engaged in puffery? Say it isn’t so Joe!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 2:11 pm

If a government employee is found to have done an intentional act like deleting text messages to hid what he did, that causes that government entity/subsidiary/whatever to incur a liability, why is there not some way for the government entity to require that person to be financially responsible for some of what he/she did instead of the taxpayers? Jones is an attorney – he knew what he was doing was wrong but he did it anyway, and now the taxpayers are on the hook for liability from his actions.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 4:36 pm
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Just to be clear, elected officials are not government employees. You can fire employees.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 8:21 pm
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Every single elected official has deleted text messages. They’re transient communications. Certainly they can be used to conduct govt business, but what is the purported significance? If they weren’t texts to the other commissioners then the texts wouldn’t have swayed the unanimous vote – right? What is the adverse inference here on spoilation grounds?

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Anonymous
June 12, 2024 8:55 am
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The old “two wrongs make a right” defense, clever.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 12, 2024 9:57 am
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The adverse inference comes from the fact that the developer lost the vote. That doesn’t happen in this town, ergo, something must have been amiss in the missing text messages.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 2:54 pm

Running out of Land?
Not really a problem, BLM will just sell more land to the county. The bigger issue is water.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 3:50 pm
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We have lots and lots of land. Just time to crack open the “rural” areas full of ratty old houses on half acre lots that like to pretend they’re living in Mayberry instead of a half mile from Costco.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 6:00 pm
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Now now we only run people over like that if we are holding plans for a big Temple.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 7:00 pm
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The whole temple thing his bringing to light the absurdity of the vast swaths of low density housing in the northwest. It’d indefensible in a city this size and it’s time for it to go.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 12, 2024 1:20 pm
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Put down the Manifesto, Vladimir. People have property rights in this country.

Anonymous
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June 17, 2024 9:22 am
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Coming soon, 7:00pms newest smart city.

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June 11, 2024 7:01 pm
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Fun fact: that land was once owned by West Baptist church. They were the ones that petitioned for annexation back in 1997. At the time, neighbors were concerned that a big church might be built there.

Meanwhile, at the same city council meeting in June 1997, the council approved the LDS church at Alexander and El Capitan. On a larger than 5 acre lot, zoned Civic, and next to residential.

But sure, the people are getting run over here.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 7:06 pm
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These people in low density housing that are playing victim are hilarious. “You’ll ruin our dark skies.” LOL. Have you ever tried to use a telescope to see the stars at night. You have to drive FAR away from Las Vegas. You can’t see the night sky any better in Lone Mountain than you can in Summerlin.

These people are pampered, entitled rich snobs who are used to bullying their NIMBY way to what they want. They like being the 800 pound gorilla. Now they’re upset because an 8,000 pound gorilla showed up.

Listening to rich, NIMBY people complain about nearby development is how we ended up with the Badlands loss and massive liability.

There needs to be a push to eliminate the restrictive, low density housing near Lone Mountain.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 2:56 pm

New Dangerous Gang
Tren de Aragua, a transnational criminal gang tis now operating in the United States in multiple states. The Administration is puzzled how this happened, since every person entering into the US is vetted.

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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 4:38 pm
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Honestly it sounds like a miserable existence going around being terrified of things that have absolutely no effect on your life. I promise you you’re 100,000x more likely to die in a car accident in LV than at the hands of a “transnational criminal gang.”

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 4:42 pm
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They probably wouldn’t be as terrified if it was just a cis-national criminal gang

Anonymous
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June 11, 2024 5:54 pm
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Uh… no, not terrified. Satirical, yes, on the 10M people who have entered illegally about whom nothing is known.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 4:36 pm

Hunter Biden guilty on 3 Counts.

Anonymous
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June 11, 2024 4:43 pm
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Yeah… definitely NOT voting for that guy in November!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
June 11, 2024 5:51 pm
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If Dad wins, he will be pardoned sometime after the election.

Anonymous
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June 11, 2024 7:01 pm
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No. But if Ivanka were convicted, you can be Don would pardon her. He wouldn’t even wait.

Anonymous
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June 12, 2024 5:48 am
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Hunter Biden isn’t on the ballot

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June 11, 2024 4:47 pm

https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/opinion-columns/steve-sebelius/dont-rush-to-judgment-in-sands-email-case/

Justin Jones was similarly sanctioned in the past for discovery violations. This is definitely repetitive in nature.