JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

THIS DAY AT LAW
Today in legal history...

Friday, September 30, 2011

Federal judge invalidated Nevada ballot initiative petition law
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On September 30, 2008, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Nevada invalidated Nevada's County Population Rule as unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution. The order stemmed from a lawsuit filed by the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada (ACLU-NV) challenging the law, which required petitions for ballot initiatives to amend the Nevada Constitution be signed by registered voters from each county totaling ten percent of those who voted statewide at the preceding general election. The lawsuit alleged that the law violated the Equal Protection Clause by favoring residents of sparsely populated counties over residents of heavily populated counties.



Learn more about election law from the JURIST news archive.




Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2011


LATEST DAYS

 Maastricht Treaty comes into force, creating EU
November 1, 2014

 Rent control established in New York City
November 1, 2014

 click for more...

SYNDICATION

Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL

E-MAIL

Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.

CONTACT

This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org