Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Nevada Comm. on Ethics v. Carrigan

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

Disclosure: John Elwood, a regular contributor to the blog, serves as counsel to the petitioner. Although Amy Howe, the editor of the blog, served as a judge on one of John’s moots before the argument, Goldstein, Howe, & Russell was not otherwise involved in the case.

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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