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David Ferrara

Reporter: Federal Court
Twitter: @RandomPoker

David Ferrara covers courts and legal affairs. He joined the newspaper in 2014 after more than six years reporting in the Deep South, where he wrote extensively about the BP oil spill. Prior to that, he worked for newspapers, magazines and a wire service in Chicago. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

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Kirstin Lobato freed from Las Vegas jail

Kirstin “Blaise” Lobato walked out of the Clark County Detention Center on Wednesday after spending more than 15 years behind bars for the killing of a homeless man.

3 Las Vegas judges never say no to wiretaps

When it comes to seeking approval for a wiretap, Nevada law enforcement agents could have their pick of any number of well-qualified jurists in the state. But data collected by the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts shows law enforcement agencies overwhelmingly ask just three Clark County judges who primarily handle civil cases to review and approve the intrusive investigative technique in criminal cases.

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