Congratulations to everyone who passed the Nevada Bar Exam!
The bar results for the July 2009 Nevada Bar Exam were released yesterday by the State Bar of Nevada. Hat tip to the comment by lawzvegas (Boyd '06) asking for some statistics on the results. Here are some of the numbers:
Friday, October 23, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
On September 30, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case of Samantar v. Yousuf (No. 08-1555). This case is an opportunity for the Supreme Court to resolve questions regarding the scope of the immunity for foreign officials acting in their official capacity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FISA), 28 U.S.C. § 1604. This case may have important implications for potential plaintiffs hoping to bring cases in the United States alleging human rights violations, for example for genocide, against current and former officials of foreign governments.