In a case litigated by Maggie McLetchie and the Clark County Public Defender’s office, a federal judge has ruled that the State of Nevada is in violation of a 2014 settlement which requires the state to provide treatment to mentally ill patients within seven days. United States District Court Judge Miranda Du has ordered state officials to work with the Clark County Public Defender’s office to come up with a remedy, which may include using an independent monitor to oversee compliance.
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(Las Vegas Review-Journal, October 5, 2015)-Alina Shell recently argued before the Nevada Supreme Court about the constitutionality of AB 579, a Nevada law which would impose onerous registration and community notification requirements on individuals who have been convicted of sexual offenses.
Clark County’s only medical marijuana dispensary was forced to close its doors for nearly a week after it ran out of supplies due to widespread failures in the safety tests performed on growers’ crops.
North Las Vegas police are facing another civil rights lawsuit over the fatal shooting of a dog.
Henderson resident Edward Wheeler sued the department Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas. The lawsuit claims an officer shot his 2-year-old pit bull, Miracle, in the head in 2013 while serving a search warrant at a neighbor’s house.
The sun rose in the east Tuesday morning. No plague was reported. And the Colorado River and Lake Mead did not turn blood red (or, worse, go completely dry).
Tuesday was another typical August day in Southern Nevada. Today will bring more of the same. Tomorrow as well. And that’s big news considering Clark County’s first marijuana dispensary opened for business Monday. Legal retail sales of pot commenced, and the world didn’t end.