Nevada "personhood" measure gets struck - twice

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January 13, 2011


CARSON CITY, Nevada: Two separate Nevada abortion initiatives have been struck down recently, due to a judge's ruling.

The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood Federation of America filed a lawsuit on October 13, 2011 against Personhood Nevada. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of six Nevada residents in state court in Carson City.[1]

District Judge James E. Wilson ruled to dismiss the initiative, stating the language of the proposal to be vague and misleading.[2]

Another lawsuit was filed against a second initiative that is being proposed. On October 14, 2011, the lawsuit was filed against the Nevada Prolife initiative. According to reports, the lawsuit argues that the proposal is vague and misleading.[3]

On December 20, 2011, District Judge James Wilson Jr. ruled that the measure fails to explain the effects it would take if enacted by voters.

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