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September 9, 1993 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a novel use of judicial power, the Nevada Supreme Court has ordered all courts in the state closed for a day in October and every judge--from the chief justice to juvenile court referees--to attend a seminar on domestic violence. Citing near epidemic rates of violence against women nationally--and concerns that Nevada's domestic violence problems may exceed other states--Supreme Court Justice Robert E. Rose on Tuesday handed down the order, which will affect about 150 judges and cost $28,000.
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June 10, 2006 | Michael J. Goodman and William C. Rempel, Times Staff Writers
One Nevada judge was nearly indicted on blackmail charges. Another ruled repeatedly for a casino corporation in which he held more than 10,000 shares. Still another overruled state authorities and decided in favor of a gambling boss who was notorious as a mob frontman, and whose casino did the judge a $2,800 favor.
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SPORTS
November 8, 1990
Mills Lane, a district attorney in Washoe County, Nevada, who was the referee in the recent heavyweight title fight between Buster Douglas and Evander Holyfield, was elected to a county judgeship.
NEWS
February 23, 2000 | Associated Press
President Clinton said Tuesday that he will nominate U.S. District Judge Johnnie B. Rawlinson of Las Vegas for a seat on the federal Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which has jurisdiction over California and eight other Western states. Rawlinson has been a federal district judge since 1998 and before that spent 18 years with the Clark County district attorney's office.
NEWS
February 23, 2000 | Associated Press
President Clinton said Tuesday that he will nominate U.S. District Judge Johnnie B. Rawlinson of Las Vegas for a seat on the federal Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which has jurisdiction over California and eight other Western states. Rawlinson has been a federal district judge since 1998 and before that spent 18 years with the Clark County district attorney's office.
SPORTS
June 16, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The courtroom clerk stands and says: "All rise!" Everyone does. The clerk continues: "The second Judicial District Court for the State of Nevada is now in session, the honorable Mills Lane presiding." From his chambers, Mills Lane emerges, wearing bifocals and black robes.
NEWS
January 23, 1992 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
With traditional courtroom civility, five black-robed justices convened last week to hear the usual array of cases before the Nevada Supreme Court. At the end of the day, the court waited politely while Chief Justice John C. Mowbray--who at 73 is nearly blind from glaucoma--walked slowly from the courtroom.
NEWS
November 5, 1992 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Nevada voters elected a woman to the state Supreme Court for the first time, following a hard-fought campaign marked by biting television ads. Clark County District Judge Miriam Shearing, 57, an abortion-rights advocate who called for a "female voice" on the high court, defeated District Judge Charles Thompson, 52, winning 43% of the vote to Thompson's 39%. Shearing will become the 40th woman currently serving on state high courts around the country, according to the National Assn.
SPORTS
June 6, 1992 | DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The NCAA scored a major victory Friday in its latest court battle with former Nevada Las Vegas basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian when a federal judge struck down a Nevada law regulating NCAA enforcement procedure. U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben ruled that the law requiring NCAA enforcement proceedings involving institutions in the state to conform to standards of legal due process is unconstitutional.
NEWS
September 30, 1989 | From the Associated Press
A federal judge on Friday upheld Nevada's law requiring insurance companies to roll back auto policy premiums 15% below July, 1988, levels and freeze them there for one year. But after ruling from the bench, U.S. District Judge Bruce Thompson granted a 10-day stay, allowing insurance company attorneys to move their challenge of the law to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
NEWS
March 15, 1996 | From Associated Press
In a major blow to the "Sagebrush Rebellion" movement that has been sweeping the West, a rebellious county lost its bid Thursday to wrest control of public lands from the federal government. U.S. District Judge Lloyd George ruled that the federal government "owns and has the power and authority to manage and administer the unappropriated public lands and National Forest System lands within Nye County, Nev." Federal land accounts for 93% of the area in Nye County.
NEWS
September 9, 1993 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a novel use of judicial power, the Nevada Supreme Court has ordered all courts in the state closed for a day in October and every judge--from the chief justice to juvenile court referees--to attend a seminar on domestic violence. Citing near epidemic rates of violence against women nationally--and concerns that Nevada's domestic violence problems may exceed other states--Supreme Court Justice Robert E. Rose on Tuesday handed down the order, which will affect about 150 judges and cost $28,000.
NEWS
November 5, 1992 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Nevada voters elected a woman to the state Supreme Court for the first time, following a hard-fought campaign marked by biting television ads. Clark County District Judge Miriam Shearing, 57, an abortion-rights advocate who called for a "female voice" on the high court, defeated District Judge Charles Thompson, 52, winning 43% of the vote to Thompson's 39%. Shearing will become the 40th woman currently serving on state high courts around the country, according to the National Assn.
SPORTS
June 6, 1992 | DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The NCAA scored a major victory Friday in its latest court battle with former Nevada Las Vegas basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian when a federal judge struck down a Nevada law regulating NCAA enforcement procedure. U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben ruled that the law requiring NCAA enforcement proceedings involving institutions in the state to conform to standards of legal due process is unconstitutional.
NEWS
January 23, 1992 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
With traditional courtroom civility, five black-robed justices convened last week to hear the usual array of cases before the Nevada Supreme Court. At the end of the day, the court waited politely while Chief Justice John C. Mowbray--who at 73 is nearly blind from glaucoma--walked slowly from the courtroom.
SPORTS
June 16, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The courtroom clerk stands and says: "All rise!" Everyone does. The clerk continues: "The second Judicial District Court for the State of Nevada is now in session, the honorable Mills Lane presiding." From his chambers, Mills Lane emerges, wearing bifocals and black robes.
NEWS
March 15, 1996 | From Associated Press
In a major blow to the "Sagebrush Rebellion" movement that has been sweeping the West, a rebellious county lost its bid Thursday to wrest control of public lands from the federal government. U.S. District Judge Lloyd George ruled that the federal government "owns and has the power and authority to manage and administer the unappropriated public lands and National Forest System lands within Nye County, Nev." Federal land accounts for 93% of the area in Nye County.
NATIONAL
June 10, 2006 | Michael J. Goodman and William C. Rempel, Times Staff Writers
One Nevada judge was nearly indicted on blackmail charges. Another ruled repeatedly for a casino corporation in which he held more than 10,000 shares. Still another overruled state authorities and decided in favor of a gambling boss who was notorious as a mob frontman, and whose casino did the judge a $2,800 favor.
SPORTS
November 8, 1990
Mills Lane, a district attorney in Washoe County, Nevada, who was the referee in the recent heavyweight title fight between Buster Douglas and Evander Holyfield, was elected to a county judgeship.
NEWS
September 30, 1989 | From the Associated Press
A federal judge on Friday upheld Nevada's law requiring insurance companies to roll back auto policy premiums 15% below July, 1988, levels and freeze them there for one year. But after ruling from the bench, U.S. District Judge Bruce Thompson granted a 10-day stay, allowing insurance company attorneys to move their challenge of the law to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
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