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NEVADA SUPREME COURT INSTRUCTS SECRETARY OF STATE TO SUPPLEMENT EMERGENCY PETITION IN REDISTRICTING CASE
Posted Date: 10/5/2011

For Immediate Release
Contact: Catherine Lu, Public Information Officer
(702) 486-6982
clu@sos.nv.gov

(Carson City, NV; October 5, 2011) – The Nevada Supreme Court today issued an order instructing Secretary of State Ross Miller to supplement the petition filed by his office earlier this week for a writ of mandamus. The Supreme Court's order instructs Miller to address, " (1) whether the Legislature discharged its mandatory duty under Article 4, Section 5; 1 (2) if not, can or should the Nevada state courts engage in the act of redistricting as contrasted with reviewing a legislatively established plan; and (3) if the matter is one over which the judiciary can or should exercise authority, in addition to any other issues the Secretary wishes to address..."

It is the intention of the Secretary of State's office to fully comply with the order of the Nevada Supreme Court. As has already been established, the Secretary of State's office will have no further comment on the matter until it is heard by the courts.

A copy of the Supreme Court's order is attached to this advisory, and is available at www.nvsos.gov.  

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