Senate Must Commit FCC Pick To TV Decency Enforcement

President’s pick must not allow nudity and profanity on public airways WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 1, 2013) – President Obama is set to announce lobbyist Tom Wheeler as his choice to lead the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Wheeler will have no more important job than protecting children and families by enforcing current decency standards. The Senate Commerce Committee … [Read more...]

Medical Community United on Medicaid Expansion


WHAT: Following a lunch and panel discussion on disaster preparedness, members of the Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition, representing hospitals, physicians and health care organizations throughout Nevada, will urge Governor Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature to adopt Medicaid expansion and accept federal funds to provide health care for thousands of Nevadans. With … [Read more...]

The Business and Practices of Medicine Post the Affordable Care Act: What Challenges Lie Ahead for Nevada

Patricia Daehnke

By: Patricia Egan Daehnke & Kristin Marker The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), enacted by Congress in 2010, has been the subject of heated political debate since it was passed. Determined to be constitutional in 2012 by the U.S. Supreme Court, states are now faced with the challenge of incorporating the federal health care mandates into existing state … [Read more...]

The West Fires Back: Utah takes land-rights issue to next level … Will Nevada be next?

The West Fires Back: Utah takes land-rights issue to next level … Will Nevada be next?

Some will call it an ultimatum. It is. But an ultimatum is often necessary when one party refuses to recognize the constitutional rights of another. And that’s why Utah Gov. Gary Herbert recently signed into law legislation challenging the federal government’s authority to occupy state lands. Utah’s HB 148, the Transfer of Public Lands Act, sets a hard deadline — Dec. 31, … [Read more...]

“Baseless” Case Merits Five and a Half Hours Before U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to review the case brought by 26 states challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  Some legal commentators believe that this is the most significant case to come before the Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade.  Underscoring the importance of the constit Tutional questions posed by the case, the … [Read more...]