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Plaintiffs Response to Defendants Motion to Dismiss or in the Alternative for Summary Judgment

Today at 1/17/19 the United States District Court will hear our arguments to declare the Nevada Lifetime Supervision law unconstitutional. The Honorable United States District Court Judge Richard Boulware will rule on our request. Attached is the complaint and the motions for summary judgement. It is expected that the Judge will receive the arguments and rule in a written opinion. At issue is whether the residency and movement restrictions imposed by the law are illegal.

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Partial Summary Judgment request was filed

Filed this Motion for Partial Summary Judgment, requesting declaratory relief, stating that Defendants cannot
retroactively apply movement and residency restrictions.

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Amended Complain filed by Gary A. Modafferi

A amended complain was filed for injunctive and declaratory relief, and for damages. This was to address the unconstitutionality of Nevada Revised Statute (hereinafter “N.R.S.”) 213.1243 facially, as applied by Defendants.

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Taryn Christian Order

In exciting news of United States District Court for the District of Hawaii granted our request to have Mr. Christian’s wrongful conviction for murder reopened by referring his Petition for Habeas Corpus relief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California.
Mr. Christian, a citizen of South Africa was wrongfully convicted of murder in Maui in 1994. He is currently in prison.

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Latest Nevada Supreme Court Appeal filed by Law Offices of Gary A. Modafferi

Our Office has filed this Petition for Review in the Nevada Supreme Court.
It addresses a question of first impression concerning the constitutionality of a trial judge’s participation in the plea negotiation process.

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Sexual Assault Charges Dismissed Against Doctor.

A Las Vegas sexual assault case against an Arizona chiropractor was dismissed in court last week — five years after it was first filed — because the victim is out of the country and unable to testify, court records show.

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The Taryn Christian wrongful conviction case was appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California. Here is the written closing arguments advocating his release from prison after twenty years.

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Rebuttal argument of petitioner in support of petitioner’s motion to reopen habeas corpus proceedings pursuant to federal rule of civil procedure 60(b)

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Taryn Christian: Maui: (The first Hawaiian case that has ever made it to the pages of the Charles Smith Blog)

A convicted killer who says he’s innocent is hinging his latest shot at redemption on the assertion that Maui police and prosecutors knowingly withheld or destroyed evidence that would have implicated another man.”…”Even before he was convicted in 1997, Christian said police arrested the wrong guy……..

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Petition for writ of certiorari, mandamus, and/or, in the altarnative, writ of prohibiton

On March 28th, 2016 , Mr. Modafferi filed a Writ with the Nevada Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of Nevada’s lifetime supervision law. Six separate constitutional grounds were argued as a basis to declare the law unconstitutional. This Writ come after a district court in Las Vegas granted a six month stay in proceedings to file the challenge.

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