State prosecutors this week dismissed the defendants’ arguments that their actions could not be considered criminally fraudulent because state and federal officials were not deceived by them.
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Chief Justice Elissa Cadish asked whether a janitor at a university would constitute someone with executive power, and justices noted the difference between such a role and a lawmaker who serves as a prosecutor enforcing the laws they play a role in setting.
Nevada’s six “fake electors” are asking a district court judge to toss out felony forgery charges brought against them by state prosecutors earlier this year over their efforts to subvert the 2020 election.
The Fred family will receive $400,000 after their home fell into disrepair after it was was seized by the government. Lawyers for the family argued that the civil forfeiture process is unconstitutional.
“In rejecting his political competitor standing argument, courts have found that Castro improperly manufactured his standing merely to file this lawsuit,” Navarro wrote, citing evidence that Castro is running for office simply to pursue these lawsuits against Trump.
Nevada lawmakers created the new primary system in 2021, but the state GOP argued in an initial filing last May that the law would prevent party leaders from opting for the state’s existing caucus model in 2024.
Richard Wright, who represented the six defendants in Clark County District Court at their arraignment Monday, told The Nevada Independent in a Wednesday interview that he plans to request dismissal of the case on venue grounds, saying Ford’s choice of Clark County is a “politically expedient” move, because the county — and its pool of potential jurors — lean more Democratic than the other potential trial sites.
Before the Clark County grand jury ultimately decided to indict the six Nevada Republicans who cast false electoral votes for then-President Donald Trump in 2020, they heard witness testimony from a top Nevada elections official, a Postal Service inspector and one of campaign lawyers about how the fake elector scheme unfolded.
Democratic Attorney General Aaron Ford on Tuesday defended his decision to charge six Nevada Republicans with fraud-related felonies last week over the 2020 fake elector scheme, in part by announcing publicly that the investigation has been running “for years.”
Attorneys also wrote that the petition’s description of effect (a 200-word summary of the measure included on signature-gathering forms) is “legally deficient” because it does not state that the petition will result in the expenditure of state funds by the commission.
A member of an immigrant advocacy group represented by Democratic attorneys is suing to stop a question aimed at requiring Nevadans to provide photo identification before voting from appearing on next year’s general election ballot.
In a major legal test of a landmark 2019 law that allowed state workers to unionize, a Carson City judge ruled against Nevada’s largest state worker union Thursday, preserving a veto from Gov. Joe Lombardo that scuttled a $25 million appropriation funding a now-2-year-old state worker arbitration agreement.
Reproductive rights are trying to place a question on the 2024 ballot to enshrine those rights in Nevada's constitution. A Carson City judge ruled the question was too broad, but an appeal is expected in the Nevada Supreme Court
The prisoners alleged that they were required to keep working despite suffering burns on their feet, which prevented them from being able to walk. The state will now provide more medical checks and training.
Silva granted a motion to dismiss the case from defendants Gov. Joe Lombardo, who signed the bill into law, and Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar, who pursued the legislation after making it a campaign priority to increase protections for election workers.