Tag Archives: Catherine Masto

LIVE VIDEO: Joe Biden Swears-In New Senators

Vice President Joe Biden will swear in seven new US Senators at noon, five of whom are Democrats. In addition to the four women seen above, former US Rep. Chris Van Hollen will be sworn-in as the successor to retiring Democratic Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski. Watch below.

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Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Might Review “Heightened Scrutiny” Ruling

In late January, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals invoked “heightened scrutiny” in its ruling that a gay juror had been improperly booted off the jury in a price-fixing lawsuit between two HIV pharma giants. As no federal court had previously applied heightened scrutiny to cases involving LGBT people, the establishment of that precedent has been ...

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NEVADA: Ninth Circuit Grants Lambda Legal’s Request For Expedited Hearing

Two days after Nevada Attorney General Katherine Masto withdrew her defense against Lambda Legal’s marriage equality lawsuit, the Ninth Circuit Court has granted Lambda’s request for an expedited hearing. Via press release: Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Tara Borelli issued the following statement: “The fact that the government defendants no longer are defending Nevada’s exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage makes ...

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Brian Brown Has The Nevada Sadz

“This is an erroneous and shameful decision — it’s that simple. In addition to showing very poor legal reasoning, this move reveals cowardice and an embarrassing lack of integrity on the part of Governor Sandoval and Attorney General Masto. Rather than stand up for state voters who overwhelmingly adopted Nevada’s marriage amendment against the bullying lobby trying to push marriage ...

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BREAKING: Nevada AG Catherine Masto Withdraws Defense Of Gay Marriage Ban

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Masto has filed a motion with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, withdrawing her defense of the marriage equality lawsuit against the state. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval says he agrees with the move, saying it’s clear the state’s arguments supporting the ban are no longer defensible in court. The decision means Nevada will not argue to ...

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Lambda Legal: Heightened Scrutiny Will Be A Game-Changer For Nevada

Via press release from Lambda Legal: Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto late yesterday issued a statement declaring that her office was reconsidering the State’s arguments in Lambda Legal’s lawsuit challenging Nevada’s discriminatory marriage ban, Sevcik v. Sandoval, in light of the recent U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in GlaxoSmithKline v. Abbott Laboratories. Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Tara ...

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NEVADA: AG Reconsidering Marriage Defense After Heightened Scrutiny Ruling

Two days ago Democratic Nevada Attorney General Catherine Masto earned widespread criticism when she filed a defense brief that compared same-sex marriage to incest and bigamy. Last night Masto declared that she is reconsidering that brief in light of the Ninth Circuit Court’s application of heightened scrutiny in an unrelated ruling that gays cannot be peremptorily booted off of juries. ...

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NEVADA: Dem AG Files Brief Comparing Same-Sex Marriage To Incest & Bigamy

Democratic Nevada Attorney General Catherine Masto has filed a brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in which she compares same-sex marriage to bigamy and incest. Chris Johnson writes at the Washington Blade: Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry, took Masto to task for making an implicit comparison between same-sex marriage and bigamy or incest while saying she ...

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