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Amending the Nevada Constitution

I have not read nor seen much about it, but on the ballot this election is the following question: “Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to provide for the appointment of Supreme Court justices and District Court judges by the … Continue reading

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The Political Art of Gerrymandering

If everyone in Nevada gets “counted” in the 2010 Census it is almost certain that the state of Nevada will gain a new Congressional District. That will increase Nevada’s representation in the House of Representatives in Congress. Nevada currently is … Continue reading

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Patriotism and Domestic Rebellion

At a Tea Party protest in Las Vegas, Joe Heck, a Republican running for Congress, blamed both the Democratic and Republican Parties for moving the country toward “socialistic tyranny.” [New York Times] The foregoing paragraph is an excerpt from an … Continue reading

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Scalia: Execution of innocents not unconstitutional

This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is “actually” innocent. Quite to the … Continue reading

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