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Friday round-up

Briefly: In its latest coronavirus-related order, the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Rhode Island to move forward with easing a state requirement for voters to sign absentee ballots in the presence of witnesses or a notary. The court rejected an emergency request from national and state Republicans to reinstate the requirement. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch indicated that they would have granted the request. Amy Howe has a full analysis of the case (in a story that ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Cnn, Arkansas, New York Times, Nevada, Rhode Island, Round-up, John Roberts, Howe, Linda Greenhouse, Russo, Amy Howe, June Medical Services, Dan Berman, Brett Kavanaugh

Nevada City Counter-Protester Arrested After Violence At Black Lives Matter Protest

NEVADA CITY (CBS13) — After a violent clash at a Nevada City Black Lives Matter protest Sunday, police arrested a man they say was a primary aggressor. What started as a peaceful protest against police brutality turned tense, and then violent last Sunday. Nevada City Police Chief Chad Ellis called the incident “outrageous” and “appalling.” Police officers were present, but no arrests were made the day of the protest. ALSO: Video Captures Violence During Nevada City BLM Protest; Police Investigat...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, News, Local, Grass Valley, Nevada, Smith, Black Lives Matter, Nevada County, Nevada City, Ellis, Nevada County Sheriff s Department, District Attorney s Office, Nevada City News, Nevada City Police, Chad Ellis

Trump asked for mail-in ballot for Florida's Tuesday primary election, he and Melania to vote by mail

President Donald Trump requested a mail-in ballot for Florida's Tuesday primary election, despite weeks of spewing hot lying garbage all over the place about how voting by mail means cats and dogs and zombies will get the vote. On Wednesday, ballots for POTUS and for FLOTUS Melania Trump were sent to the Trump Mar-a-Lago resort. Palm Beach County elections records show this as their voter registration address. Donald and Melania also voted by mail for the presidential preference primary in Marc...
Tags: Post, Florida, Politics, News, California, US news, Gop, Associated Press, Nevada, Election, Donald Trump, Vermont, Trump, Donald, Melania Trump, Palm Beach County

Summer heat wave pushes into Southern California

Much of Southern California will face broiling temperatures on Friday that are likely to last through the weekend, and maybe into next week. “Hot, hot, hot and hot, especially if you go away from the coast,” said Brandt Maxwell, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service San Diego office which covers Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. But residents looking for ways to endure hot temperatures also are being asked to save electricity. The California Independent System Operator on...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Texas, News, Los Angeles, Sport, ISO, Soccer, Glendale, Maxwell, Nevada, Coachella, Public Safety, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County

Pros and Cons to Forming an LLC in Nevada

By Jennifer Paley A limited liability company (LLC) is a type of business entity that combines the limited liability attributes of a corporation with the tax benefits of a partnership. Every state has its own distinct set of laws respecting LLCs. There are several advantages to forming an LLC in Nevada. Whether or not these features will inure to a specific business owner’s advantage or not, however, hinges upon the individual facts and circumstances. Let’s take a look at a few examples: Taxati...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Legal, California, Sales, Los Angeles, Wyoming, Nevada, Delaware, Irs, Attorney, Southern California, State, Jennifer, LLC, Starting A Business

Digitizing Burning Man

For decades, Burning Man has represented an escape from the current reality. An event for free-er spirits to rethink new age ideals inside a stateless entity where art, music and partying reign supreme on the desert plains. Over the years, the Bay Area-founded event has dealt with an internal clash as the gathering has grown larger and attracted a heavy presence from Silicon Valley’s wealthy tech class, with tales of turnkey experiences, air-conditioned camps, helicopters and lobster dinners. No...
Tags: Social, TC, London, Microsoft, Social Networking, San Francisco, Events, Tech, Tesla, Culture, Digital Media, Computing, Virtual Reality, Silicon Valley, Man, Airbnb

Amazon is chockfull of products promoting the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory even as fellow tech giants like Facebook, TikTok, Google, and Twitter crack down (AMZN)

Amazon currently displays hundreds of results for products associated with QAnon, the far-right conspiracy theory, which the FBI has deemed as posing potential domestic terrorism threats. Business Insider found hundreds of results for t-shirts, books, stickers, masks, and other items when searching for "QAnon" in Amazon's marketplace. However, not all of the results were directly tied to the far-right fringe conspiracy theory — some were pro-Trump propaganda or messaging associated with "Blue ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, New York, Etsy, West Point, Nbc News, US, Trends, Walmart, Bbc, Fbi, Nevada, Lewis Carroll, Christchurch

American sex workers can now legally unionize

Brandi Campbell is a sex worker, specifically a stripper. Since 2016, she's also run a blog for Stripper Labor Rights, that includes resources for other sex workers who want to protect themselves from exploitative labor issues. In 2018, Campbell had been working at the Centerfold Club in Columbus, Ohio. Although she was technically an independent contractor, the management still got pissed when they discovered her side gig, and subsequently fired her for allegedly violating "no touching" laws. T...
Tags: Post, News, Minnesota, Labor Rights, Wisconsin, Sex Work, Strippers, Nevada, Workers Rights, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Sex Workers, Campbell, COLUMBUS Ohio, Rick, NLRA

CHP makes arrest to break up ring it says stole $710,000 in merchandise

California Highway Patrol officers on Tuesday, Aug. 11, took one man into custody tied to a retail theft ring while still searching for two other suspects believed to have been involved in more than 90 smash-and-grab robberies this year in Southern California and elsewhere, authorities said. The three suspects netted about $710,000 in stolen property from stores in Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego counties as well as in Arizona and Nevada, CHP Sgt. Jim Kelley said. Do...
Tags: Crime, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, San Diego, California Highway Patrol, Las Vegas, Nevada, CHP, Southern California, Motel, Kelley, Jim Kelley, Carson He

The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos founder whose federal fraud trial is delayed until 2021

Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University at 19 to start blood-testing startup Theranos, and grew the company to a valuation of $9 billion. But it all came crashing down when the shortcomings and inaccuracies of the company's technology were exposed, and Theranos and Holmes were charged with "massive fraud."  If convicted, Holmes could face up to 20 years in prison. A California judge initially set an August 2020 start date for the federal trial, but the case has been delayed until ...
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United States: COVID-19: What Should Nevada Gaming Establishments Consider When Bringing Employees Back To Work? - Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Following Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak's March 17, 2020 directive to close all non-essential businesses, Nevada gaming establishments ceased operations and sent all employees home.
Tags: News, United States, Nevada, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, Steve Sisolak

Police officer fires gun and wounds man after accidentally being hit by deputy's Taser

Snippets of newly released body camera video show the moment a Nevada police officer unintentionally shot a man after that officer was hit with a Taser discharged by a sheriff's deputy, the Reno Police Department said.
Tags: Cnn, Nevada, Taser, Reno Police Department

Nevada fights Trump campaign arguments in mail-in voting court case

The Nevada secretary of state has asked a federal court to dismiss a recent challenge from the Trump campaign to the state's plan to send absentee ballots to all active voters.
Tags: Cnn, Nevada, Trump

Red Onions Sold At Trader Joe’s, Ralphs Recalled Over Salmonella

COMMERCE (AP) – A limited quantity of red and yellow onions sold at grocery chains Trader Joe’s and Ralphs in the West are being recalled in relation to an ongoing salmonella outbreak, Progressive Produce LLC said Monday. Thomson International Inc., the California company identified by the Food and Drug Administration as the likely source of the outbreak, supplied affected onions to Progressive Produce, the company said. Progressive Produce said the recalled onions are normally sold loose in bul...
Tags: News, California, California News, Recall, West, Recalls, Food And Drug Administration, Nevada, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Joe, Trader Joe's, Consumer, Ralphs, PLU, Arizona California Utah, Thomson International Inc

Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog 2. Canadian Securities Law 3. SOQUIJ | Le Blogue 4. RT Blog 5. Family Health Law Blog Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog Is Nevada Doing “Violent Bob R...
Tags: Law, Canada, Ufc, Espn, Nevada, Tribunal, Luis, Pena, Bob Ross, Poulin, Monday’s Mix, SOQUIJ, Innovation Science and Industry, Khama Worthy, Nevada Athletic Commission NAC, CBCA CBCA

Raising taxes won’t cure what ails California

A coalition of Democratic state lawmakers and liberal activists is touting new bill that attempts to deal with the state’s falling revenues caused by the coronavirus-related shutdowns. Assembly Bill 1253 is not really a new approach, of course, but the oldest one in the progressive playbook: boosting tax rates on the highest earners. This “Tax the Rich!” plan, as its backers themselves call it, would raise the state’s highest-in-the-nation income-tax rate to a mind-boggling 16.8 percent. It woul...
Tags: Texas, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Nevada, National Bureau of Economic Research, California Supreme Court, Chamber of Commerce, Legislature, Hoover Institution, Miguel Santiago, Legislative Analyst 's Office, Equity Coalition, Joshua Rauh

COVID-19 is screwing up sports and complicating some professional athletes' taxes

The annual Army-Navy game is the only college football matchup I make a point to watch. Go Navy! This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has put such gridiron rivalries in jeopardy. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Johnny Bivera via Wikipedia Commons) The Mid-American Conference (MAC) today became the first Division 1 college football governing body to cancel its fall season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. "There are simply too many unknowns to put our student athletes in these situ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Taxes, Mac, California, NFL, Toronto, Canada, Nba, Mlb, Baseball, Nevada, NHL, Edmonton, Kansas City Royals

Casino Insider: This Southern California casino lets you get crafty

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now.   When you think about casinos and the things you’re able to do there, you might think of slot machines, table games, restaurants and shows, but would you think of crafting? Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center has crafting nights monthly. (File photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)...
Tags: California, Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Nevada, Southern California, Val Kilmer, Reno Gazette Journal, Harrah, Valley Center, Frank Fertitta, TERRY PIERSON, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Harrah's Resort Southern California, Resort Southern California

GOPers Keep Falsely Implying A Protester Killed A Federal Officer In Oakland

Trump administration officials and Republicans in Congress have for weeks played a rhetorical shell game with the American public.  The Black Lives Matter protests that have rocked the country for months, they’ve implied, are deadly: Just look at the federal officer who was murdered during a Black Lives Matter Protest on May 29. But the murder of Federal Protective Service Officer Dave Patrick Underwood, who was 53 when he was killed in a drive-by shooting, was not committed by a violent...
Tags: Facebook, News, Minneapolis, Congress, San Francisco, Dhs, Fbi, Portland, Dallas, Nevada, Republic, Johnson, Oakland, Black Lives Matter, Cruz, Trump

Ed Rollins: Don’t think Nevada will win battle for mail-in voting

Ed Rollins, former Reagan campaign manager, weighs in on the Trump campaign suing Nevada over mail-in voting on ‘America’s Newsroom.’
Tags: News, America, Reagan, Nevada, Trump, Ed Rollins

Van Nuys student’s summer hobby really rocks

Children paerticipate in the free swimming and water safety program at Haddon Avenue Elementary Wednesday morning. The water safety program is put on by L.A. Unified’s Beyond the Bell Branch Portable Pool Water Safety Program. Aligned with California’s water conservation and recycling initiative, pools will be open at 16 elementary schools with a 4-week rotation at each site. The summer pool program began in 1963.(photo by Andy Holzman) Water safety instructor Laurie Garcia works with chil...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Idaho, Nevada, Lausd, Local News, Usc, Lauren, Prieto

RNC and Trump campaign prepare to wage war over voting laws

Republican officials said the Trump campaign's lawsuit over a new Nevada law on mail-in voting is a preview of what they predict will be a months-long, multi-million dollar battle over the practice.
Tags: Cnn, Nevada, Trump, Rnc

Pence calls Chief Justice John Roberts 'a disappointment to conservatives'

Vice President Mike Pence isn't happy that Chief Justice John Roberts played a role in upholding the Affordable Care Act and rejecting a Nevada church's challenge to coronavirus restrictions, calling him a "disappointment to conservatives."In an interview with the Christian Broadcast Network on Wednesday, Pence said such cases "are a reminder of just how important this election is for the future of the Supreme Court." Roberts also sided with the court's liberal wing in June to strike...
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, United States, Nevada, Louisiana, Beirut, Trump, Mike Pence, John Roberts, Geraldo Rivera, Roberts, Pence, Macron, David Brody, Jared Kushner

Who left a 4-mile-wide 'Black Lives Matter' mural in Nevada's Black Rock Desert?

"Black Lives Matter" has been painted on streets throughout the United States, but now it's been etched in the crust of Nevada's Black Rock Desert.
Tags: News, United States, Nevada, Black Lives Matter, Black Rock Desert

Fact Check: With vote by mail expansion, can Nevada voters cast ballots after Election Day?

President Donald Trump reversed his stance on voting by mail Tuesday when he tweeted that doing so in Florida is "safe and secure." When asked about the reversal later Tuesday afternoon, Trump seemed to imply that Republican-run states with existing mail-in voting programs were up to par, but Democratic states establishing or expanding mail-in voting during the pandemic were not.
Tags: Florida, Cnn, Nevada, Donald Trump, Trump

Keilar debunks Trump official: You've got to shovel BS

CNN's Brianna Keilar fact checks Trump 2020 campaign official Mercedes Schlapp's claim that a Nevada law allows people to send in their votes after the polls close.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Nevada, Trump, Brianna Keilar, Mercedes Schlapp

Keilar debunks Trump official: You've got to shovel B.S.

CNN's Brianna Keilar fact checks Trump 2020 campaign official Mercedes Schlapp's claim that a Nevada law allows people to send in their votes after the polls close.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Nevada, Trump, Brianna Keilar, Mercedes Schlapp

Keilar debunks Trump campaign official: You've got to shovel B.S.

CNN's Brianna Keilar fact checks Trump 2020 campaign official Mercedes Schlapp's claim that a Nevada law allows people to send in their votes after the polls close.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Nevada, Trump, Brianna Keilar, Mercedes Schlapp

Trump Campaign Makes Good On Threat To Go After Nevada’s Mail-In Ballot Plan

The Trump campaign on Tuesday sued Nevada over a decision to send mail-in ballots to all of the state’s registered voters, delivering on President Donald Trump’s promise earlier this week that he would fight the move, which he sees as unfavorable to him.  The lawsuit reinforces a months-long effort by the President to cast doubt on the results of the election  if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is declared the winner. The complaint states that “the American people must be able...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, Joe Biden, Cnn, Anderson Cooper, Nevada, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Trump, Rnc, Nevada Republican Party, President Trump, Steve Sisolak, Sisolak, Steve Sisolak D

Trump campaign sues Nevada over plan to mail ballots

The Trump campaign filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state of Nevada over its plan to send absentee ballots to all active voters this November in a major expansion of mail-in voting in the battleground state.
Tags: News, Stories, Nevada, Trump