Nevada Supreme Court Holds That Striking A Prospective Juror Based Upon Sexual Orientation Is Impermissible

Recently, in Morgan v. State, the Nevada Supreme Court addressed whether sexual orientation should be recognized pursuant to the United States Supreme Court’s precedent of Batson v. Kentucky. In Batson, the U.S. Supreme Court held that striking prospective jurors based on race was a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. The reasoning of Batson Read More…

Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies Judge’s Duty To Answer Jury Questions During Deliberations

For nearly 50 years, the standard set forth in Tellis v. State has governed the duties of a district court judge in Nevada when responding to jury inquiries during deliberations.  Under Tellis, the judge has wide discretion in the manner and extent to which the judge answers a jury’s questions during deliberations.  Previously, if the Read More…

Nevada Supreme Court Upholds Victory For LGC Client

The Nevada Supreme Court recently published its decision in the Copper Sands HOA v. Flamingo 94 matter, a construction defect and fraud case regarding an apartment complex that was later converted to condos.  The defendants prevailed before the trial court and the HOA appealed nine issues, eight of which were summarily dismissed.  Significantly, the Court affirmed that Read More…