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Statement from Secretary of State Ross Miller on Nevada Supreme Court Ruling
Posted Date: 7/5/2011
Contact: Pam duPré
(775) 684-5748

July 5, 2011

“I appreciate the Supreme Court’s expedited deliberation in this case. The justices have issued a well-reasoned opinion that allows my office to move forward with the important business of conducting a special election to fill the vacancy in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Throughout the proceedings in the District Court and the Supreme Court, there has been much discussion about the lack of a legislative history and the perceived ambiguity in the law that led to my interpretation clarifying how to conduct a special election in these circumstances. I fully respect the Supreme Court’s decision and will conduct the special election accordingly.”