Articles in Politics

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by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
Government for the People, by the People: Jasmin Lilly-Spells, Esq.
by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
Jasmin Lilly-Spells has demonstrated her exemplary legal expertise while working as a practicing trial attorney, working in the trenches and handling all aspects of her cases.  She has shown an even and fair judicial temperament.... Read full article
by Fikisha Miller, Esq. on July 3, 2020
The Judiciary: A Series on Government in the State of Nevada
by Fikisha Miller, Esq. on July 3, 2020
The Judicial branch of the government is responsible for interpreting the law. While that sounds like a relatively simple task the justice system relies on a multi-leveled court system. ... Read full article
by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
I Care Because I’ve Been There: Dedree “Dee” Butler, Esq.
by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
As an attorney (Dedree Butler, Esq.) practicing in the Clark County Public Defender’s Office for the past decade, she is now running for Family Court Judge in Department J in the upcoming November elections.... Read full article
by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
Equal Representation for All: Carli Kierny, Esq.
by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
Carli Kierny explains “It exists in the justice system as higher rates of arrest for black people, higher rates of conviction, and longer criminal histories than their white counterparts.  I am committed to combating the effects of white privilege."... Read full article
by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
Committed to Serve the Community Who Molded Her: Belinda T. Harris, Esq.
by Naiomi Pitre on July 3, 2020
“I want people to remember that the power of the people will always be more than the people in power.  Everyone’s vote is equal.  No one vote or voter has more power than the next vote or voter,” Belinda emphasizes.... Read full article
by Jasmin Lilly-Spells, Esq. on May 1, 2020
Jasmin Lilly-Spells, Esq. | Heart of My Community
by Jasmin Lilly-Spells, Esq. on May 1, 2020
Family is one of the most important things to me. I am a mom of four and a wife to a Navy veteran. My greatest accomplishment in life is raising my four children (11, 9, 5, and 2) with my husband.... Read full article
by Barbara A. Dreyer, M.Ed. on May 1, 2020
Why We Need to Elect Professional Educators to Run the School Board of Trustees
by Barbara A. Dreyer, M.Ed. on May 1, 2020
Barbara A. Dreyer, M.Ed. "Did you know that historically the CCSD Board of Trustees, which manages the fifth largest school district in the nation, has been run by business people and non-educators?"... Read full article
by Naiomi Pitre on May 1, 2020
The Wrongful Conviction of Fred Steese for the Murder of Gerard Soles
by Naiomi Pitre on May 1, 2020
After serving more than twenty years in prison, the hard work and diligence of the federal public defender’s office uncovered all of the evidence that was withheld by the prosecution and therefore violated Fred Steese’s right to a fair trial.  ... Read full article
by Belinda T. Harris, Esq. on May 1, 2020
The Elimination of "Cash Bail"
by Belinda T. Harris, Esq. on May 1, 2020
Belinda T. Harris, Esq. poses the questions "Why should you concern yourself with voting in the upcoming Primary Election?  Why should you concern yourself with ensuring that the right candidates are elected to serve on the Nevada Supreme Court?"... Read full article
by Kevin Speed, Esq. on May 1, 2020
Kevin Speed for Family Court | Department Z
by Kevin Speed, Esq. on May 1, 2020
Kevin Speed, Esq. confidently states "First, the most important thing that I need my supporters to know is that this election will be unlike any other in the history of our state."... Read full article
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