THE NEVADA STATE SUPREME COURT ISSUED A RULING ON JULY 25 UPHOLDING TERM LIMITS FOR STATE LEGISLATURE AND LOCAL OFFICE HOLDERS.
THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE WAS NOT IGNORED.
Nevada politicians refuse to accept the voice of the 70 percent who voted to place term limits on state legislators in 1994 and 1996.
State politicians have coordinated with local judges in an effort to repeal Nevada’s Term Limits law.
On June 26, the Nevada Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments on the constitutionality of term limits for members of the state legislature and local governing bodies. The case of Miller v. Burk was heard on July 14th, and a decision is pending.
Their argument stems from the Court’s decision to break up the term limits question into two questions after first passage by the voters in 1994. The question was broken into term limits for judges and term limits for legislators.
Following the passage of term limits on legislators in 1996, an identical complaint to the one being filed now, was ruled on by the State Supreme Court.
The court ruled that, “We believe the above proposed ballot presents the same langauge and proposal as was contained in the 1994 ballot question; and that this meets the Constitutional requirement that the ballot question be submitted to the voters in the same manner.”
Now that the time has come for several politicians, they are once again seeking to use the same shell game which has already failed once.
US Term Limits filed an amicus curiae brief July 8 on behalf of Nevada citizens who have expressed their support for term limits by passing them with an overwhelming margin in 1994 and 1996.