NPRI will appear before the Nevada Supreme Court on March 7, 2018 for oral arguments in its lawsuit against the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada (PERS).
Anyone interested in watching the oral arguments live may do so by visiting the nvcourts.gov/supreme. On the right side of the page, there is a “Live Video” player. Oral arguments begin at 10:00 am.
The lawsuit stems over PERS’ denial of NPRI’s request for records documenting how taxpayer-funded benefits are calculated and distributed.
Specifically, NPRI requested the precise information ruled public by the Court in the 2013 Reno Newspapers decision, simply updated for the then-current 2014 fiscal year.
However, because the Reno Newspapers ruling was narrow in its scope, PERS argued they could lawfully conceal this public information in future years by simply changing its record-keeping practices so that there was no single existing report with all of the requested information.
For more information on the case, read the full case chronology here.