Secretary of State v. Give Nevada a Raise

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Secretary of State v. Give Nevada a Raise was a 2004 lawsuit in which the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that the affidavit requirements set forth in Section 3 of Article 19 of the Nevada Constitution are an unconstitutional burden on political speech and hence prohibited under the First Amendment. The law that was struck down as unconstitutional provided that each petition form must include an affidavit stating that all the signatures on the petition are genuine signatures of persons who are registered voters in the counties in which they reside. The circulator was also required to sign the affidavit in the presence of a notary public.

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