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Court prods Legislature back to work
Reno Gazette-Journal ^ | 7/11/03 | Ray Hagar

Posted on 07/11/2003 8:33:43 AM PDT by randog

Edited on 05/07/2004 7:36:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The Nevada Supreme Court ordered the state Legislature back to work Thursday, lifting the constitutional provision that has allowed Republicans to block a tax plan and public education funding for almost six months.

By a 6-1 vote, the court said Nevada’s law that mandates a two-thirds vote to raise taxes must give way to a more entrenched provision that mandates the funding of education.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: budget; constitution; nevada; rino
“People are going to pay a whole lot more attention to the people that they elect to the Supreme Court,” Beers said. “I don’t believe that the skeptics will understand how violated Nevadans feel about this until the next election. This is so far out of step with the desires of Nevadans that there are going to be a lot of angry citizens.”

Damn straight.

1 posted on 07/11/2003 8:33:43 AM PDT by randog
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To: All
Aww man! Enough of the fundraiser posts!!!
Only YOU can make fundraiser posts go away. Please contribute!

2 posted on 07/11/2003 8:35:18 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: randog
And what exactly would the court do if the legislature refuses? Hold them in contempt?
3 posted on 07/11/2003 8:38:50 AM PDT by inquest (We are NOT the world)
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To: inquest
The court nullified the 2/3 majority vote on new taxes which paves the way for a 50% +1 vote approval of the budget. Even if the holdouts walked out, the rest of NV legislature has the votes to pass the budget.
4 posted on 07/11/2003 8:45:18 AM PDT by randog (Everything works great 'til the current flows.)
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To: randog
This whole charade is a lot of baloney. The legislature should just fund the schools as the court required and then shut down the rest of the government (including this same court) until a budget is passed.

5 posted on 07/11/2003 8:55:33 AM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: randog
Do the judges in Nev run under party lines? Anybody know the current make-up?
6 posted on 07/11/2003 9:28:29 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: Alberta's Child
I have a better solution. Pass a 99% Wealth Tax on the Honorable Members of the Supreme Court of Utah along with what ever other taxes they are forced to raise.
7 posted on 07/11/2003 9:31:49 AM PDT by Rifleman
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To: ken5050
Do the judges in Nev run under party lines? Anybody know the current make-up?

IIRC, the judges run non-partisan campaigns. The current make-up is largely dem (I believe there's one republican on the court). Think of the Florida SC.

8 posted on 07/11/2003 10:00:52 AM PDT by randog (Everything works great 'til the current flows.)
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To: ken5050
(Mark Gibbons was recommended for federal bench by John Ensign, R-NV)
9 posted on 07/11/2003 10:52:30 AM PDT by an amused spectator
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To: randog
Another move toward the overthrow of our government and a "Dictatorship"!
Lawyers are now flexing their muscle, it is high time for the citizens of this country to stand and be counted.
54-40 or fight!
10 posted on 07/11/2003 11:12:46 AM PDT by gunnedah
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