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Statement in Response to Nevada Supreme Court Order Denying Petition for Writ of Mandamus
Posted Date: 11/4/2011

For Immediate Release
Contact: Catherine Lu, Public Information Officer 
             (702) 486-6982 / 334-7953 
             clu@sos.nv.gov 

(Carson City, NV; November 4, 2011) -- Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller today issued the following statement in response to the Nevada Supreme Court Order denying a petition for a Writ of Mandamus (MILLER VS. DISTRICT COURT, Docket #59322).

“Throughout this process, our overriding concern has been the completion of redistricting maps in a manner that would not threaten the 2012 election timeline.

“I want to thank the Nevada Supreme Court for setting an expedited briefing schedule regarding the writ, and demonstrating to the local court the need for alacrity.

“The Supreme Court’s briefing schedule motivated the District Court to move up its hearing on proposed maps to October 27th instead of November 16th, avoiding the local judge's original timeline which would have jeopardized the 2012 election schedule.”

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