Newly released records suggest federal prosecutors had enough evidence to charge U.S. Sen. John Ensign of Nevada with lobbying or campaign finance violations, but backed off because of fear of losing in court and “undue deference to public officials,” according to a watchdog group that sued for access to the documents.
Incoming Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt on Wednesday named a solicitor general for his office, choosing a conservative Republican who actively opposed state and federal gun control, abortion and legal same-sex marriage when he held the same job in Montana.
Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen — who recently gave up his designation as speaker for the 2015 Legislature in an uproar over his comments about women, gays and minorities — has been cleared of charges accusing him of illegal wildlife trapping.
Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to a gun charge dating to allegations that he threatened to harm an Assembly leader days before the 2013 legislative session began.
Nevada currently lacks a statute to address competency issues among juveniles. Officials have used adult criminal procedures as a guide instead, said Susan Roske, an attorney with the Clark County juvenile public defender’s office.
O.J. Simpson’s imprisonment in Nevada for convictions stemming from his 2007 robbery of two memorabilia collectors at Palace Station was raised at a legislative hearing Tuesday as an example of questionable policies leading to unnecessary incarceration costs.
Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks has pleaded no contest to charges stemming from a freeway chase and a fight with police in Southern California.
Sticking to his word, suspended Family Court Judge Steven Jones filed paperwork late Tuesday withdrawing from his re-election race.
Action was postponed in a California court Friday for ousted Assemblyman Steven Brooks who is awaiting trial on felony charges stemming from a freeway chase and scuffle with police.