Episode 31: Building some bizarre coalitions to get things done

Michael Schaus

Free to Offend Episode 31 | Guest: Athar Haseebullah, ACLU of Nevada

Despite being controlled by Democrats, the 2021 legislative session proved to be a graveyard for (largely bipartisan) criminal justice issues.

Things got even worse when, in the last days of the session, Senate Majority Leader (and current Clark County Deputy District Attorney) Nicole Cannizzaro proposed a bill that looked more at home in Rudy Guilliani’s “stop-and-frisk” New York City than a Democrat-run Nevada legislature.

Executive Director of the ACLU of Nevada Athar Haseebullah joined the program to talk about how that bill resulted in opposition from a truly remarkable coalition of ideologically diverse groups—including the NRA, police unions, progressive activists and even the ACLU. Athar also give his perspective on the state of justice reform in Nevada.

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