Volume 7, Number 4
A Law Unto
Roy Bean may be dead and buried, but his spirit lives on in Nevada's courtrooms. Steven
Miller reports on the conflicts of interest inherent in the Silver State's
justice and municipal courts -- and why no one's doing anything about them. [the article]
Nevada's Supreme Court
delivered a New Year's Eve present to trial lawyers last year. Junk science is free to
wreak havoc in Nevada's courtrooms, finds D. Dowd Muska,
as a result of the justices' ruling in an especially interesting case. [the article]
Why is the medical
establishment targeting doctors who do things a little different? Earlene Forsythe
dissects the attack on homeopaths, and explains how it hurts all patients. [the article]
Ralph Heller finds that accountability is all but
nonexistent in Nevada law enforcement.
Knight Allen documents the two biggest tax myths in Nevada
-- and why they're so dangerous.
Ralph Heller weighs in with some statistics to keep you
Just how reliable are polls? And even if they are correct,
wonders Randy Lloyd, should America be a nation of, by and for opinion
In their push to mandate "key recovery," notes Joseph D.
McNamara, William Freeh and Janet Reno are willing to let a few key
constitutional protections slide.
Chad Dornsife provides a parable set on a Nevada highway.
Can a motorist be pulled over for driving safely in the Silver State? Believe or not, yes.
The dangers of those pesky FLEAs, plus a critic of Ayn Rand advocates a
"sustainable future" for both beasts and man.
Would it be unreasonable
for the State of Nevada, before acting on "facts" presented by the minions of
Bill Clinton and Bruce Babbitt (two men with recognized disabilities in he truth-telling
department), to actually check out those "facts"?
At least one state official thinks that would be unreasonable: Allen
Biaggi, director of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection. He's fighting a
measure to give the Nevada a little more control over its destiny... [more]
in the House
By J. D. Deming
Not many realize
a boy raised in Nevada's Washoe Valley, south of Reno, as a full-blown hereditary voting
member in Britain's upper house. True, Garret Wellesley is no tobaccy-spittin'
cowboy -- he holds a Harvard MBA and has spent decades living abroad -- but it is worth
nothing that a piece of Nevada history is tried up in a contentious political battle in
Star Trek: The Hilton Experience teleports away from the Teamsters, HAZMAT
protects Reno from pop and a left-winger recalls from the Orwellian memory hole some
amazing political history regarding the proposed Yucca Mountain nuke dump. [Nevada Watch]
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