September 9, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
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... ...[read more]
February 25, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
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 ...[read more]
February 11, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
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 ...[read more]
September 18, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
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, ...[read more]
August 14, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
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 ...[read more]
April 4, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
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 ...[read more]
December 6, 2012
by Julie Deisher
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 ...[read more]
December 1, 2012
by Max Slater
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Nevada on Monday denied a challenge brought by eight same-sex couples who contended that the state's law restricting marriage to heterosexual couples violates the US Constitution's Equal Protection Clause. In their lawsuit, Sevcik v. Sandoval ... ...[read more]
September 26, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Gerard Dondero, University of Nevada William S. Boyd School of Law Class of 2013, argues that while the recent New York district court decision in US v. Dicristina represents a change in the legal analysis of games of skill, most US states still utilize outdated judicial ...[read more]
April 11, 2012
by Jamie Davis
National gay rights advocacy group Lambda Legal on Tuesday filed suit on behalf of eight same-sex couples against the state of Nevada claiming that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violates their rights under the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution. Many of the couples, including two ...[read more]

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