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As courts delay Nevada execution, Texas prepares for eighth of 2018

Both states use lethal injection to impose the ultimate punishment, but that’s where the similarities end. Since 2012, Texas has used a single barbiturate to end inmates’ lives while Nevada wants to use an untried three-drug “cocktail.”

Congress expected to hold hearings on dismissal of Bundy case

GOP lawmakers, the Trump administration and Democrats were sharply divided over public land use and a Nevada standoff between federal law enforcement and a militia led by Cliven Bundy before he was freed from jail. Now those positions have hardened and the battle is moving to Congress.

ACLU sues Nevada over indigent defense in rural counties

A civil rights organization filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against the state of Nevada, alleging systemic failures in its public representation of defendants who cannot afford lawyers.

Eastern Nevada pipeline foes get day in Las Vegas court

Three years and two dozen motions later, a federal court in Las Vegas will hear a federal lawsuit Monday that seeks to block the Southern Nevada Water Authority from siphoning groundwater from a 300-mile swath of eastern Nevada.

Task force begins weighing overhaul of Nevada’s juvenile justice system

A task force of judges, prosecutors, legislators, youth advocates and juvenile probation officials on Tuesday began considering options to improve Nevada’s juvenile justice system and break a cycle of repeat offenders.

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