Entries from Harmfulerror tagged with 'prosecutorial misconduct'

Nevada Supreme Court oral arguments: May 6

Sims (Stanley) v. State,Docket No. 52640Churchill County High School - 9:45 a.m. - Justices Cherry, Saitta and Gibbons Washoe County auto broker Stanley Sims is appealing his conviction for failing to pay several Arizona automobile dealerships for the cars they...

Nevada Supreme Court oral arguments: May 5

Mitchell (David) v. State, Docket No. 50305Carson City - 10:00 a.m. - Justices Cherry, Saitta and Gibbons In this case, David Winfield Mitchell is appealing his conviction for murdering Sheila Jo Harris in 1982 in Carson City, Nevada.  Mitchell eluded...

Oral argument calendar: March 9

San Juan (Elias) v. PSC Industrial Outsourcing,Docket No. 50033Carson City - 10:00 a.m. - Chief Justice Parraguirre and Justices Douglas and Pickering This is a personal injury and workers' compensation case that arose from an explosion at DTI's plant that killed...

This and That

The New York Times notes in an editorial, Prisons and Budgets, that the US has less than 5% of the world's population, but about 25% ot is prisoners.  The costs of such incarcerations are a huge issue for many states....

Oral argument calendar: November 12

Thiede (Cody) v. State of Nevada             Carson City - 10:00 a.m. - Justices Cherry, Saitta, and Gibbons Docket No. 50164 In this case, Cody Thiede is appealing his jury conviction in Lincoln County for one count each of sexual...

US Supreme Court criminal cases preview

Alvarez v. Smith - Whether local law enforcement agencies may seize and retain custody indefinitely of personal property without judicial or administrative review of the lawfulness of the continued detention of the property. Argument scheduled for 10/14/09 Beard v. Kindler. ...

Nevada Supreme Court grants new penalty hearing in a capital case

In an unpublished decision of December 31, the Nevada Supreme Court granted a new penalty hearing in the capital case of Jones v. State.  The Court found ineffective assistance of trial counsel based upon failure to investigate mitigating evidence and...

Interesting unpublished decisions

The Nevada Supreme Court has made available a new batch of unpublished decisions.  They may not be cited as precedent.  A few are of interest: Lewis v. State - the Court finds plain error based upon a jury instruction concerning...

This and That

Justice Hardesty will become the Chief Justice in  2009. Margaret Rudin will receive a new trial.  Duh.  Who didn't see this coming.  Apparently Chris Owens, who stated to the RJ "I think it's a joke that the taxpayers will have...

Nevada Supreme Court reverses murder conviction

Valdez v. State - The facts of this capital case are highly unusual in that when the jury returned its verdict of guilt on the charge of first-degree murder, the foreperson announced that they had also reached a decision as...

Interesting unpublished decisions

There's not much to discuss concerning today's published opinion, but a few unpublished decisions are interesting.   Dolores-Alvarez v. State - The non-English speaking defendant represented himself at trial.  A Faretta canvass was conducted by the district court, but it...

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