NPRI files motion for expedited ruling on Separation of Powers challenge

Nevada Policy today asked the state Supreme Court to issue an expediting ruling on its Separation of Powers challenge.

“District Court Judge Jim Crockett clearly erred when he dismissed our claim for lack of standing, a determination he made without analysis or justification,” Nevada Policy Vice President Robert Fellner said.

“The issues before the court are matters of pure law and are fully briefed,” Fellner added. “Given the profound importance of this issue, which goes to the very heart of our system of representative government, it is imperative that the Court exercise its discretion to hear this matter on an expedited basis.”

The appeal centers on whether Nevadans have the right to seek judicial enforcement of the state constitution, as explained here.

“By exercising their discretion to resolve this matter as quickly as possible,” Fellner said, “the Nevada Supreme Court can ensure a resolution is provided before the offending dual-serving legislators resume their Executive Branch employment on June 1, 2021.”

To learn more about how dual-serving legislators corrupt the democratic process and prevent the Legislature from serving the public interest, please click here.

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