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.
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.
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.