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Who Wore It Better? Federal V. State Government Regulation Of Sports Betting, Jennifer Roberts, Greg Gemignani Mar 2019

Who Wore It Better? Federal V. State Government Regulation Of Sports Betting, Jennifer Roberts, Greg Gemignani

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Early History Of The Black Lives Matter Movement, And The Implications Thereof, Garrett Chase May 2018

The Early History Of The Black Lives Matter Movement, And The Implications Thereof, Garrett Chase

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Oral History Of Kenny Epstein, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law Dec 2017

The Oral History Of Kenny Epstein, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

Kenny Epstein has spent a lifetime working in the gaming industry. Beginning in 1966 at the newly opened Caesars Palace as a Baccarat shift boss, Epstein eventually purchased a stake in Jackie Gaughan’s El Cortez Hotel and Casino in the mid-seventies. Partnering with Gaughan and his son Michael, he helped build the Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Orleans, and Suncoast. In 2007, Epstein purchased the El Cortez and continues to work as the casino’s chief executive officer today.


The Oral History Of A.J. "Bud" Hicks, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law Dec 2017

The Oral History Of A.J. "Bud" Hicks, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

A.J. “Bud”Hicks is known to be one of Nevada’s most experienced gaming law practitioners. He formerly served as the Chief Deputy Attorney General, representing the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission. Today, Hicks continues to practice gaming law, working with clients that include publicly traded gaming companies, lenders of gaming operators, and others who seek to enter the gaming industry.


The Oral History Of Jan Jones Blackhurst, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law Dec 2017

The Oral History Of Jan Jones Blackhurst, Unlv Gaming Law Journal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

Jan Jones Blackhurst served as thefirst female mayorof Las Vegasfrom 1991 to 1999. Following her second term as mayor, she joined Caesars Entertainment, where she created the casino industry’s first regulatory practices for problem gaming. Today, Jones Blackhurst continues to make a lasting impact on Las Vegas and itsgaming industry as Caesar Entertainment’s Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility


Juvenile Justice Research To Policy And The Case Of Fines, Alex R. Piquero Mar 2017

Juvenile Justice Research To Policy And The Case Of Fines, Alex R. Piquero

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Barry Feld: An Intellectual History Of A Juvenile Court Reformer, Martin Guggenheim Mar 2017

Barry Feld: An Intellectual History Of A Juvenile Court Reformer, Martin Guggenheim

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Cost Of Ab 193: Constitutional Guarantees Sacrificed For Ineffective Means, Paul George Mar 2017

The Cost Of Ab 193: Constitutional Guarantees Sacrificed For Ineffective Means, Paul George

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Political Dysfunction And The Election Of Donald Trump: Problems Of The U.S. Constitution's Presidency, David Orentlicher Jan 2016

Political Dysfunction And The Election Of Donald Trump: Problems Of The U.S. Constitution's Presidency, David Orentlicher

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In this article, Professor Orentlicher examines the Constitution's design for the executive branch. He argues that by opting for a single executive rather than a multi-person executive, the Constitution causes two serious problems-it fuels the high levels of partisan polarization that we see today, and it increases the likelihood of misguided presidential decision making. Drawing on the experience in other countries with executive power shared by multiple officials, he proposes a bipartisan executive.


‘Let’S Change The Law’: Arkansas And The Puzzle Of Juvenile Justice Reform In The 1990s, David S. Tanenhaus, Eric C. Nystrom Jan 2016

‘Let’S Change The Law’: Arkansas And The Puzzle Of Juvenile Justice Reform In The 1990s, David S. Tanenhaus, Eric C. Nystrom

Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


Juvenile Justice In Global Perspective: From Chicago To Shanghai And Back To First Principles, David S. Tanenhaus Jan 2016

Juvenile Justice In Global Perspective: From Chicago To Shanghai And Back To First Principles, David S. Tanenhaus

Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


Hearing Voices: Non-Party Stories In Abortion And Gay Rights Advocacy, Linda H. Edwards Jan 2015

Hearing Voices: Non-Party Stories In Abortion And Gay Rights Advocacy, Linda H. Edwards

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During the twelve years after Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court considered a number of abortion issues, but Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists was the first case to raise a direct call for Roe’s demise. The issues galvanized interests on all sides. Among the welter of amicus briefs was a remarkable brief destined to create a new, controversial, and potentially powerful form of appellate advocacy. Primarily authored by Lynn M. Paltrow, the brief was submitted on behalf of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL). Like a Brandeis Brief, the NARAL brief relies on sources outside the ...


Civil Rulemaking In Nevada: Contemplating A New Advisory Committee, Thomas O. Main Jun 2014

Civil Rulemaking In Nevada: Contemplating A New Advisory Committee, Thomas O. Main

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Making Liquor Immunity Worse: Nevada's Undue Protection Of Commercial Hosts Evicting Vulnerable And Dangerous Patrons, Jeffrey W. Stempel Jun 2014

Making Liquor Immunity Worse: Nevada's Undue Protection Of Commercial Hosts Evicting Vulnerable And Dangerous Patrons, Jeffrey W. Stempel

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Symposium: Nevada Law At 150, Jeffrey W. Stempel Jun 2014

Symposium: Nevada Law At 150, Jeffrey W. Stempel

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Nevada Public Policy And Higher Education: The Roles Of The Legislature And The Board Of Regents Under The Nevada Constitution, Thomas B. Mcaffee, Justin James Mcaffee Jun 2014

Nevada Public Policy And Higher Education: The Roles Of The Legislature And The Board Of Regents Under The Nevada Constitution, Thomas B. Mcaffee, Justin James Mcaffee

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Trouble With Categories: What Theory Can Teach Us About The Doctrine-Skills Divide, Linda H. Edwards Jan 2014

The Trouble With Categories: What Theory Can Teach Us About The Doctrine-Skills Divide, Linda H. Edwards

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We might not need another article decrying the doctrine/skills dichotomy. That conversation seems increasingly old and tired. But like it or not, in conversations about the urgent need to reform legal education, the dichotomy’s entailments confront us at every turn. Is there something more to be said? Perhaps surprisingly, yes. We teach our students to examine language carefully, to question received categories, and to understand legal questions in light of their history and theory. Yet when we talk about the doctrine/skills divide, we seem to forget our own instruction.

This article does not exactly take sides in ...


The Law's Mystery, Linda L. Berger, Jack L. Sammons Apr 2013

The Law's Mystery, Linda L. Berger, Jack L. Sammons

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What is the continuing significance of Cohen v. California, the 1971 U.S. Supreme Court decision holding that “Fuck the Draft” is a message protected by the First Amendment? Using Cohen as an exemplar, this article offers a new theory about how to understand the law and judicial opinions.

The theory begins in a recognition of the “law” as resting upon mystery and uncertainty, a mystery that is also the source of the law’s enchantment. It is this enchantment that we depend upon for the law to be authoritative rather than authoritarian and reducible to the political and thus ...


A Short Road To Statehood, A Long Road To Washington, Rachel J. Anderson Feb 2013

A Short Road To Statehood, A Long Road To Washington, Rachel J. Anderson

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This article documents the election in 2012 of the first African-American to represent Nevada in the U.S. Congress, Steven Horsford. It is part of "A Special Series on African Americans in Nevada Politics - Past and Present" on pages 16-21 of the issue." Sources are on page 21 of the issue.


Blacks In Nevada Elections, Rachel J. Anderson Jan 2013

Blacks In Nevada Elections, Rachel J. Anderson

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This article is a snapshot of challenges, contributions, and achievements of African Americans in Nevada elections. It is part of "A Special Series on African Americans in Nevada Politics - Past and Present" on pages 16-21 of the issue.


Metaphor In Law As Poetic And Propositional Language, Linda L. Berger Jan 2013

Metaphor In Law As Poetic And Propositional Language, Linda L. Berger

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No abstract provided.


Blacks And Voting Rights In Nevada, Rachel J. Anderson Jan 2013

Blacks And Voting Rights In Nevada, Rachel J. Anderson

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This article is a brief foray into black suffrage and equal rights in Nevada legal history. It is part of "A Special Series on African Americans in Nevada Politics - Past and Present" on pages 16-21 of the issue. Sources are on page 21 of the issue.


Blacks In The Nevada Legal Profession, Rachel J. Anderson Jan 2013

Blacks In The Nevada Legal Profession, Rachel J. Anderson

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This article discusses the history of African-Americans in the Nevada legal profession. It is part of "A Special Series on African Americans in Nevada Politics - Past and Present" on pages 16-21 of the issue. Sources are on page 21 of the issue.


Changing Public Policy And The Evolution Of Roman Civil And Criminal Law On Gambling, Suzanne B. Faris Oct 2012

Changing Public Policy And The Evolution Of Roman Civil And Criminal Law On Gambling, Suzanne B. Faris

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

In Ancient Rome, gambling, at least in the form of dice games, was generally considered a vice, yet the only known criminal statutes prohibiting it were only sporadically and selectively enforced. Otherwise, aside from a legal prohibition on the enforceability of gambling debts and some limited private rights of action, the Roman state as a whole displayed what can only be described as a “laissez faire” policy toward all forms of gambling. What we would now call “sports betting” was exempted from the statutory prohibition altogether. This remained the case well into the Christian period, when a general crackdown might ...


Preserving The Past In The Present For The Future: Las Vegas Chapter Of The National Bar Association Archive At The Wiener-Rogers Law Library, Jeanne Price, Rachel J. Anderson Feb 2012

Preserving The Past In The Present For The Future: Las Vegas Chapter Of The National Bar Association Archive At The Wiener-Rogers Law Library, Jeanne Price, Rachel J. Anderson

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This co-authored article documents the establishment of the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association (LVNBA) Archive in 2011 at the Wiener-Rogers Law Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, which may be the first of its kind in the nation. The LVNBA archive was established in cooperation with the LVNBA, the local affiliate of the National Bar Association, which is the nation’s oldest minority bar and largest national association of over 44,000 predominately African-American lawyers, judges, professors, and law students. Materials donated by the LVNBA and its members document ...


Dean’S Column: Collaborations With Professional Associations, Rachel J. Anderson Feb 2012

Dean’S Column: Collaborations With Professional Associations, Rachel J. Anderson

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This co-authored article documents the cooperation and synergies between the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association (LVNBA). The LVNBA is the local affiliate of the National Bar Association, which is the nation’s oldest minority bar and largest national association of over 44,000 predominately African-American lawyers, judges, professors, and law students. The article is part of a special Black History Month issue of the Nevada Lawyer, the official publication of the State Bar of Nevada. That issue highlights the achievements and contributions ...


Timeline Of African-American Legal History In Nevada (1861-2011), Rachel J. Anderson Feb 2012

Timeline Of African-American Legal History In Nevada (1861-2011), Rachel J. Anderson

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For the first time in Nevada history, this timeline depicts selected events in the history of African-American lawyers, civil rights, and diversity in Nevada's bar and bench. It includes many historically significant pictures and is part of a special Black History Month issue of the Nevada Lawyer, the official publication of the State Bar of Nevada. That issue highlights the achievements and contributions of African-American lawyers in Nevada in honor of the 51st anniversary of the first African American (Charles L. Kellar) passing the Nevada state bar examination, the 48th anniversary of the first two African Americans admitted to ...


The “Ethical” Surplus Of The War On Illegal Immigration, Francis J. Mootz Iii, Leticia M. Saucedo Jan 2012

The “Ethical” Surplus Of The War On Illegal Immigration, Francis J. Mootz Iii, Leticia M. Saucedo

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The Aristotelian philosopher, Gene Garver, suggests that rhetorical claims have an "ethical surplus" that extends beyond the specific claim being advanced at the moment. This follows from the fact that rhetoric includes not only logos, but also pathos and ethos. We adopt the thesis of "ethical surplus," but in a negative context. The "war on illegal immigration" has generated an ethical surplus that leads its promoters beyond the specific claim of securing borders against unlawful entry. After demonstrating that there is an express rhetoric of "war" used in connection with Arizona's adoption of recent anti-immigrant legislation, we explore the ...


Still Too Close To Call? Rethinking Stampp's "The Concept Of A Perpetual Union", Daniel W. Hamilton Jan 2012

Still Too Close To Call? Rethinking Stampp's "The Concept Of A Perpetual Union", Daniel W. Hamilton

Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act And The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy The First Decade: Looking Back And Adapting Forward, Tenesa S. Scaturro Jul 2011

The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act And The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy The First Decade: Looking Back And Adapting Forward, Tenesa S. Scaturro

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.