Jessica Phipps

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In an opinion drafted by Justice Stiglich, the Nevada Supreme Court considered the scope of its recent opinion in Clark County School District (CCSD) and whether that scope applies to more than investigative reports. The Court ruled that courts should apply the test adopted in CCSD when the government asserts any nontrivial privacy interest. The Court reversed and remanded the case for consideration as to whether disclosure of a unit assignment is likely to advance a significant public interest under CCSD and for the district court to balance that interest against the government’s nontrivial privacy interest.