Wildeveld said the court’s ruling gives elected judges the power to evaluate cases on their own merits before sending juveniles to adult court. Many juvenile cases that go to adult court end in probation, which doesn’t give troubled teens the treatment and supervision they need to turn their lives around, she said.

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Molina, who professes his innocence, is charged with the 2006 armed robbery of a Las Vegas taco shop. Butler is charged with several crimes arising from the armed robbery of two men in a local park in 2006. Both young men are represented by Las Vegas attorney Kristina Wildeveld, who has filed briefs that raise…

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For months, the Nigerian immigrant and, as of last Friday, U.S. citizen has battled Clark County prosecutors for the right to live with his family. He previously spent two years in jail before a jury acquitted him of abuse and murder charges. On Thursday, after five months of legal wrangling, a Family Court hearing master…

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A Nebraska law meant to protect infants from being abandoned is causing an uproar nationwide. 22 children have been dropped off at state hospitals since the law went into effect, 12 of them teens. Should the law be redefined to protect only infants? And what’s to become of teens who might otherwise end up on…

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For years, Clark County has turned a blind eye to sex clubs operating in Commercial Center. Now, the owner of a new club says he’s being singled out and denied a business license. Is the county cracking down, and should sex clubs, which flourish in the valley, be legal?

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