Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case Challenging Sanctuary Cities Ballot Question

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The Nevada Independent, May 8, 2018

By Riley Snyder

The politically charged battle over a ballot question seeking to ban sanctuary cities has made its first stop in Nevada’s highest court — but justices are focusing not on the policy, but whether or not the wording of the ballot question is too vague or misleading.

Attorneys for both sides met for an hour-long oral argument on Tuesday before the Nevada Supreme Court, over an appeal of an earlier District Court decision that found the ballot question failed to meet the state’s single-subject requirement for ballot measures and that its “description of effect” wasn’t sufficient.

Although it’s unclear when or how the court will rule on the case, their decision could have major implications on not only the 2018 midterm election, but also how state and local governments could interact with federal immigration enforcement in Nevada, which has one of the highest populations of undocumented immigrants of any state.  To read entire article click here.

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