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Nevada High Court Hears Las Vegas Sands Judge-Bias Arguments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz told the Nevada Supreme Court that judges shouldn't talk about cases, and a judge handling a lawsuit involving casino mogul Sheldon Adelson should be forced to step aside for doing so.

A lawyer for a fired former Macau casino executive countered Tuesday that the Harvard University professor's argument amounts to another stall tactic in the long-running civil lawsuit involving Adelson and his company, Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Todd Bice represents former Sands China chief executive Steven Jacobs.

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He told justices they should uphold an administrative judge's ruling that there's no reason to remove Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez after more than five years handling the Sands-Jacobs case.

Bice accuses Adelson of trying to scuttle a case that Adelson doesn't want a jury to hear.