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Nevada 2021 Legislature Takes a Stab at Justice Reform

By Lobo Law |

2021 in Nevada could be a year of innovation when it comes to addressing concerns related to criminal justice.  Key measures could lay the groundwork for drastic changes that groups like the ACLU have been championing for years. Police Reform  Some bills aimed at reforming police conduct will be debated this year, all with… Read More »

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Why Provide a Defense in Horrendous Cases?

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People often wonder why anyone would choose to defend individuals who are accused of the most dreadful of crimes. Sure, it’s logical that a strong defense be mounted for minor incidents like smoking pot, illegal protesting, or maybe even something like shoplifting.  But what about rape, kidnapping, or murder?  Why should people accused of… Read More »

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The Supreme Court Questions Qualified Immunity

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Since 1982, courts have determined that officials deserved protections from potential harassment and liability as a result of necessary behaviors while on duty.  The aim was to ensure that officials would not second guess themselves when forced to make quick or life-altering decisions.  Fast forward to 2021, and the problems associated with the doctrine… Read More »

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Real Policing Reform that Works

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The conundrum society faces when it comes to policing is huge: how do we maintain a vigorous safe-keeping organization that protects and serves, but that does not harm innocents by employing tactics that are literally overkill?  Seriously—we do want protection from criminals—especially violent ones—and there’s no doubt that an armed police force is a… Read More »

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Response to Protests: The Capitol Siege vs. BLM

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As mostly white anarchists trampled into the Capitol in Washington DC, lawmakers were whisked away from their duties and into more secure rooms.  Furniture was piled against doors as fear curdled in the throats of Democrats and Republicans alike.  Meanwhile, aides who were locked in their offices huddled under furniture, hoping the insurrectionists would… Read More »

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Legal Trouble: Routs, Riots, and More in Nevada

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There are certainly a number of social issues that have drawn protestors to the streets of Nevada over the years, and those trends seem to be growing by the minute.  It is worth noting that the laws here in the Silver State are pretty clear as to what is acceptable and what is not… Read More »

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COVID-19 and Incarcerated Populations

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As the country moves toward protecting citizens from coronavirus through a massive vaccination campaign, it seems that, once again, a large swath of Americans are being left behind.  That’s right: despite widespread COVID outbreaks in jails and prisons across the country, policymakers are disinclined to prioritize inmates from the deadly and highly contagious disease…. Read More »

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What will the Biden-Harris Administration Mean for Criminal Justice?

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With a new administration in office, the questions swirling around the criminal justice system and potential reforms are many.  Everything from policing to federal executions are on the table; what can we expect in the coming years with a President Biden in office?  Priorities in the New Administration  The Death Penalty: The president has… Read More »

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Achieving Real Police Reform in Nevada

By Lobo Law |

With all the discussion of police reform these days, it’s worth homing in on what the real work behind such reforms might look like.  Police are empowered to do their jobs through various laws on the books, which in turn lead to the creation of policies in police departments across the state of Nevada…. Read More »

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The Mandate for Civil Rights and Justice Reform

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Ballot measures across the nation have demanded reforms to long entrenched laws that unfairly punish people of color and other minority groups.  The challenges to these decades-old policies have strong public support, with nearly 70 percent of Americans in favor of overhauling the criminal justice system.  What measures should such an overhaul encompass, and… Read More »

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