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Nevada Comm. on Ethics v. Carrigan

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-568 Nevada Supreme Court Apr 27, 2011
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Jun 13, 2011 9-0 Scalia OT 2010

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Holding: The Nevada Ethics in Government Law, which prohibits a legislator who has a conflict of interest from both voting on a proposal and from advocating its passage or failure, is not unconstitutionally overbroad.

Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on June 13, 2011. Justice Kennedy filed a concurring opinion. Justice Alito filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment.

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