Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday named Jacqueline Bluth, 37, a Las Vegas prosecutor with a dozen years in the Clark County district attorney’s office, to a vacant seat on the District Court in Las Vegas.
Details about sealed court cases were obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal during the nationally recognized Sunshine Week, which is held each year to focus attention on access to public information.
A Las Vegas attorney who commonly defends drunken driving suspects was arrested recently on suspicion of driving under the influence, records show.
Spreading the office’s specialized prosecution team across 10 courtrooms means they will have a harder time providing support to frightened victims who may leave court before testifying, according to spokeswoman Audrie Locke.
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.
The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the convictions and death sentences for Donte Johnson in connection with a 1988 quadruple homicide in Las Vegas.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a brief reference to the ongoing Bunkerville standoff trial Wednesday when he offered praise to the lead prosecutor, but he declined to take a side in the case that his Justice Department is prosecuting.
District Judge William Kephart has been accused of violating professional ethics codes by giving an on-camera interview last year about a case that was pending before the Nevada Supreme Court.
KLAS-TV Channel 8 Vice President and General Manager Lisa Howfield said photojournalist Nebyou Solomon was freed Saturday night, hours after he was arrested while covering the off-Strip protest.
Nevada Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty stood proudly outside the 26,600-square-foot marble structure at Clark Avenue and Fourth Street on Friday, pointing to the county, state and court seals etched around the top.