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  • Due to a software update issue, the Nevada bar exam scheduled for this week has been postponed and rescheduled for August 11 and 12. [NVbar]
  • Governor Sisolak appoints John Moran, Jr. as chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission and also appointed Ogonna Brown to fill a vacancy on the commission. [RJ]
  • The Clark County DA’s office has had several positive COVID-19 tests. [I-Team]
  • As many of you were already discussing in the comments, the U.S. Supreme Court denied emergency relief to the Nevada church challenging Governor Sisolak’s orders. [SCOTUS blog]
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July 27, 2020 4:35 pm

Her name is Ogonna Brown, not Organna, and she is a fine attorney. Congrats, Ogonna!

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July 27, 2020 4:42 pm
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The blog writer has Princess Leia on the brain

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July 27, 2020 7:34 pm
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The blogster fixed it.

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Anonymous
July 27, 2020 7:38 pm
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Blogster is a gangster.

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July 27, 2020 7:55 pm
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Link to the RJ re Ogonna Brown's appointment goes to the NV Bar exam cluster$%#@ article.

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Anonymous
July 27, 2020 8:07 pm
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And the State Bar and Nevada Supreme Court continue to dazzle us.

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Quickdraw McLaw
July 27, 2020 8:56 pm
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Just making sure you all are paying attention…

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July 27, 2020 7:38 pm

Sisolack 5PM presser to back off part of phase 2 and mandate masks.

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July 27, 2020 7:49 pm
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If he shuts us down again, I'm looking into Nebraska and South Dakota. Enough is enough.

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July 27, 2020 7:52 pm
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Aren't masks already mandated?

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July 27, 2020 8:15 pm
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What's a trendy derogatory nickname for Sisolak. Sissylak, Shittylak, Scumilak?

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July 27, 2020 9:38 pm
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@12:38 – where did you get your info about what he's predicted to say, and do you have more details? (Masks are already mandatory FYI.). Thanks.

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July 27, 2020 9:40 pm
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How about Setusbak?

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July 28, 2020 1:24 am
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And the winner is…..2:40! Congratulations!

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July 27, 2020 8:49 pm

12:49, bye Felicia!!

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July 27, 2020 8:57 pm

More positive tests at the RJC. Trials that were scheduled are cancelled. https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/i-team-district-court-staffers-test-positive-for-covid-19/

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July 27, 2020 10:03 pm
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I don't know where we go from here, until Covid is gone entirely. There clearly won't be civil jury trials for a while since the backlog of criminal gets longer by the day. Do we wait it out, or attempt bench trials? Has anyone done a remote bench trial?

On a related note, I really feel for the Chief Judge, who has to weigh all of these options and deal with the (almost guaranteed regardless of the decision) blowback from attorneys and clients alike. This is one of the only times I'm happy to not be a decisionmaker.

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July 28, 2020 2:06 am
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Every single out-of-custody accused I represents is happy to have the case continued forever, and would never consider waiving the right to a jury trial. Both because a jury is generally much better for the accused, and because delay, delay, delay.

Every insurance company defending a civil lawsuit is adamant about their insured's right to a jury trial. Delay, delay, delay.

Even a bench trial does not really go well remotely. It is hard to judge a witness's credibility on video.

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July 28, 2020 2:43 am
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I wish they'd revoke bail for all felony defendants pending Covid resolution, but that would probably be a violation of some infernal civil right or due process or whatever.

I'd never consent to trial by video feed. I want the witness right in front of me. I want the jury to smell my breath. Covid killed trials.

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July 27, 2020 9:56 pm

1:15, 2:40–you can call him whatever name you want, but a word of advice.

If you refer to him by his actual name, or simply as "The Governor" people may well read whatever criticism you have with an open mind, and will assume that you may be attempting a fair-minded balanced analysis of how he and his staff are addressing the pandemic. And, truth be told, there are areas which can very legitimately be criticized IMO.

But, if you start out by calling him Sissylak or something equally juvenile and hopelessly unoriginal, people will assume you simply hate him and all democrats, and that neither he or any other democrats can ever do anything right in your eyes.

And, on this blog, it is also common for people to give republican officials abusive nicknames. And that red flags that the poster hates the person on account of them being republican, would never vote for them, and that everything such official does is wrong and disastrous in the eyes of the poster.

So, if you all want to marginalize yourself and be dismissed, keep calling people names. But if you actually want people to consider what you are saying, then don't make it virtually impossible for them to afford your views any credibility.

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July 27, 2020 10:26 pm
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I frankly like Sissylak. It's funny. This is a blog. Most of us aren't posting on here to change opinions – some are. Many of us are posting to blow off some steam during our exceptionally difficult days given Sissylak is destroying our city. So – Sissylak, Setusback (I like that one) or Gov. asshole. I don't care if my words offend. I'm scared for our city. I'm scared for our children and I'm on this blog to see if others are too.

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July 27, 2020 11:27 pm
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@2:56 – you need to chill dude, take a gummy. You're too uptight. Get out of here with your "abusive nickname" crap and talk of "marginalizing" oneself. @3:26 you are my spirit animal. Sissylak is hilarious. Can't wait to be laughing my ass off in 30 minutes when he announces more ways to kill our city.

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July 28, 2020 1:23 am
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2:56 has a point but, come on folks, who can pass up "Setusback" as a nickname? Am I right?

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July 28, 2020 4:53 pm
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My problem with the term "Sissylak" is that "sissy" has become one of those denigrating terms that has tinges of ugliness in it. I know–all fair in love, war and politics– but there are other ways to tar the Governor than using LGBT slurs.

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July 28, 2020 5:04 pm
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Humor is best when it adds a distasteful ambiguity to it. The LGBT+ community needs to learn to laugh, or else it seems they let their power get to their collective heads. They are not above being fun of. We are not in Soviet Russia or Mao's China. Nothing is sacred and above humor.

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July 30, 2020 4:39 am
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Since when did Sissy become a gay slur? We had sissy's when we were kids and it had nothing to do with homosexual conduct. Sissy – baby – pacifier diaper baby. Nothing to do with who shares your bed.

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July 30, 2020 4:11 pm
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9:39 Context is completely lost to you isn't it? The word "fag" has one meaning in certain places referring to cigarettes and another when referring derogatorily to LGBT people. You wouldn't defend called Sisolak "Fag-olak" or maybe you would. The derogatory and mocking context belies your point.

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July 27, 2020 10:00 pm

5:56. Who are you to make these rules? People have the right to call these officials by whatever name they want.

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July 27, 2020 10:27 pm
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I agree with the premise of 2:56. 3:00 is just a troll. The President (whom I am not a real fan of, but call him the President or President Trump) is an excellent example of name calling resulting in his being marginalized by reasonable people. However, I recognize that the President is not worried about reasonable people, and is banking on his 36% and hoping he can pick up enough of the undecided to win re-election. God bless the United States has even more importance at this point in time.

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July 27, 2020 10:03 pm

I assume you were referring to 2:56, not 5:56.

But I don't think the point being made is that people don't have the "right."

Seems the point is that very few(except the converted) will listen if someone commences a discussion with the name-calling. At least that's what it seems to me.

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July 28, 2020 2:04 am
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The point is this is a BS blog that people in the legal profession use to discuss issues and to vent. This is not the NYT. There is at least a 25% chance 2:56 is a Sissylak ass kisser. Even if she isn't, does she have to take herself so seriously? I'm a lifelong Dem,and some of the crap Sissylak does has earned him the nickname.
For instance, he didn't have the balls to support the mining tax, only to let it die. Meantime, he was all in on cutting funds from schoolkids and state workers. Why couldn't he support the Dem legislators who wanted to save the kids and make mining pay? Because he is a Sissy!

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July 28, 2020 4:12 pm
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Let me see if I understand the point of this thread of posts.

2:56 believes that if one wants to be persuasive, that they should not begin their argument by calling the Governor Sissylak.

This prompted 3:25, 4:27,7:04, and others, to take some real umbrage and to very assertively exercise their first amendment right to call him Sissylak, and they also made the point that they are not really trying to be persuasive, but are simply venting

Just wanted to make certain that I am adequately following this cerebral debate.

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July 28, 2020 12:04 am

Oh, look. Another bullshit motion to dismiss motion by an insurance company.
It seems to be a common practice by insurance companies.

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July 28, 2020 4:34 am
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Re 5:04 PM. That's rich. A plaintiff's lawyer complaining about a system that's all but rigged in the plaintiff's favor. I could just easily say, it just a another BS PI lawsuit by someone wearing flip-flops/heels that tripped over a sealed crack or unknown pebble in a parking lot costing my client thousands in fees and costs. I also absolutely love the hypocrisy of the plaintiff PI bar complaining about defendants wanting to exercise their Nevada Constitutional right to a trial by jury. See Note 1 below. The exact same right which essentially allows the plaintiff PI bar to represent persons tripping over cracks and pebbles. Self aware much? Person, woman, man, camera, tv, or was it young girl, Ghislaine, Jeff, camera, tv?

Note 1: See 7:06 PM above. Although to be honest I am not sure that post is by a plaintiff PI lawyer. However, I do know that the plaintiff PI bar is complaining about the same. I cant help but smile and chuckle when I hear the complaints. Its like bizzaro world.

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July 28, 2020 3:09 pm
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Seems fishy re Gaming Commission:
NRS 463.023  Members: Qualifications and eligibility.

1.  Each member of the Commission shall be:

(a) A citizen of the United States; and

(b) A resident of the State of Nevada.

2.  No member of the Legislature, no person holding any elective office in the State Government, nor any officer or official of any political party shall be eligible to appointment to the Commission.

3.  It is the intention of the Legislature that the Commission shall be composed of the most qualified persons available, preferably no two of whom shall be of the same profession or major field of industry; but no person actively engaged or having a direct pecuniary interest in gaming activities shall be a member of the Commission.

4.  Not more than three members of the Commission shall be of the same major political affiliation.

(Added to NRS by 1959, 429; A 1961, 359)

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July 28, 2020 5:01 pm

I have had it with the daily emails from the Clerk's Office regarding allegedly unpaid filing fees for cases that are NOT our firm's cases or are cases in which our firm represents Party A and the filing fees are for Party B. We have politely addressed this with the Clerk to no avail. We continue to get false emails.

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July 28, 2020 5:05 pm
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Me too. I double paid to stop the harassment, but here the emails keep coming. Is someone making a little dough on the side with this? It'd be a great scheme, and would evade most audits.

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July 28, 2020 9:43 pm

How about Sleestak?

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July 28, 2020 11:49 pm
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Sleestak is not an epithet. On the other hand, lets not encourage any further reptile abuse of the Golden Rule.

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July 31, 2020 3:25 am

Good analysis of the Calvary Chapel case.