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[NV]Legislature slapped with restraining order
Reno Gazette-Journal ^ | 7/15/03 | Tim Anderson

Posted on 07/15/2003 8:00:50 AM PDT by randog

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

The Legislature’s efforts to end Nevada’s record budget impasse halted abruptly Monday when a federal court issued a temporary restraining order on behalf of 24 Republican lawmakers, 23 citizens and four organizations.

Earlier in the day, they filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Reno, claiming approval of a proposed package of $788 million in taxes would violate their civil and constitutional rights.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: budget; lawsuit; legislature; nevada
Others said they believe the matter could wind up in the hands of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

And we all know how that movie ends. Oh well, better to go down fighting.

1 posted on 07/15/2003 8:00:51 AM PDT by randog
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See that good looking dude on the left? He's got FAR BETTER THINGS to do than conduct Freepathons! Come on, let's get this thing over with.

2 posted on 07/15/2003 8:02:40 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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THis goes to the Supremes..and like the Florida SC, they'l slap down the Nevada Court....
3 posted on 07/15/2003 8:03:02 AM PDT by ken5050
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Better to go down fighting. And I'm glad to see the Democrats and RINOs discombobulated for a change. :)
4 posted on 07/15/2003 8:03:34 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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...and like the Florida SC, they'l slap down the Nevada Court....

The NVSC could use a good b---h slapping.

5 posted on 07/15/2003 8:05:40 AM PDT by randog (Everything works great 'til the current flows.)
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Fortunately, the Ninth Circus Court is not necessarily the "end" of any legal proceeding.
6 posted on 07/15/2003 8:09:47 AM PDT by Redbob
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In a 6-1 ruling last week, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled the section of the state constitution requiring education funding takes precedence over another section requiring a two-thirds vote of lawmakers to approve new taxes. Guinn had petitioned the state’s highest court for relief after the Assembly failed to approve a tax plan after one regular session and two special sessions.

So the NV SC has ruled that their constitution is in violation of their constitution?! I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall 13 colonies telling the King of England to go pound sand, at the end of several muskets, for less than this.

8 posted on 07/15/2003 8:51:59 AM PDT by Orangedog (Soccer-Moms are the biggest threat to your freedoms and the republic !)
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It is difficult to get a federal restraining order. You have to show a high likelyhood of success on the ultimate facts..
9 posted on 07/15/2003 10:15:52 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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It is difficult to get a federal restraining order. You have to show a high likelyhood of success on the ultimate facts..

This is good news. Thanks.

10 posted on 07/15/2003 11:13:07 AM PDT by randog (Everything works great 'til the current flows.)
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