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Republicans sue Clark County for records related to primary election, mailing of ballots to ‘inactive’ voters

June 1st, 2020 - 4:18pm
The lawsuit, filed Monday by the Republican National Committee and the Nevada Republican Party in Clark County District Court, is asking a court to force the county to turn over any communications made by county election officials or county commissioners related to concessions struck between the state’s most populous county and Democratic groups, who filed an election-related lawsuit against the state in April.




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Coronavirus | Criminal Justice | State Government

Judge extends signature-gathering deadline for proposed redistricting commission ballot question

May 29th, 2020 - 3:48pm
In an order released on Friday, federal District Court Judge Miranda Du partially granted the request of Fair Maps Nevada to extend the deadline to collect signatures for the petition, which needs to garner 97,598 signatures by June 24 to make it on to the ballot. Attorneys for the group previously said it had collected around 10,000 signatures before Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered nonessential business shutdowns and other social distancing directives in mid-March.

Coronavirus | Criminal Justice | Election 2020

Judge again blocks conservative group’s effort to stop mail-only primary election

May 27th, 2020 - 6:27pm
In an order released Wednesday evening, Judge Miranda Du denied the amended request by Texas-based True the Vote and several Nevada voters to block the state’s election plan over fears of voter fraud, as well as because of an agreement between Democratic groups and Clark County election officials to mail ballots to inactive voters.

Coronavirus | Criminal Justice | IndyBlog

Nevada prisons beginning widespread coronavirus testing of inmates, staff as more inmate cases identified

May 26th, 2020 - 9:27am
The announcement this week comes after an inmate from High Desert State Prison tested positive for coronavirus after getting medical treatment at a community hospital. When others in his intake unit were tested, three more were found to be positive; all had recently arrived from the Clark County Detention Center.


Coronavirus | Criminal Justice | State Government

First Nevada prison inmate tests positive for COVID-19; results pending for prisoners in his housing unit

May 20th, 2020 - 2:39pm
The agency said the inmate had arrived at the prison north of Las Vegas from the local jail on April 22 and was in an isolation unit as part of a standard intake quarantine period. He was found to be positive for coronavirus on May 18, after being taken to a hospital for unrelated medical care, and did not have COVID-19 symptoms, officials said.




Coronavirus | Criminal Justice

Sentencing Commission recommends quicker implementation of new law allowing older, non-violent prisoners out early

April 29th, 2020 - 4:10pm
The Nevada Sentencing Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday after hours of discussion to speed up the use of “geriatric parole.” Because the Sentencing Commission’s authority is limited to an advisory role, the proposal will go to the governor, who has said he’s waiting on the Sentencing Commission’s advice before acting on the calls to consider early releases.

Coronavirus | Criminal Justice | State Government

Almost two weeks after recommendation, no action from governor to move toward early inmate release

April 24th, 2020 - 2:00am
Sisolak’s office hasn’t answered requests this week about whether he plans to convene the Board of Pardons Commissioners — a panel that he chairs and on which he holds the deciding vote on sentence commutations. The Nevada Sentencing Commission narrowly voted April 13 to recommend Sisolak convene the more powerful pardons board to continue discussing the possibility of early releases.


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