This morning the Supreme Court issued a near-unanimous opinion in Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan, reversing the Nevada Supreme Court. Justice Scalia wrote the opinion for the Court. Justice Kennedy concurred, and Justice Alito wrote a separate opinion concurring-in-part and concurring in the judgment. The Court held that Nevada’s Ethics in Government Law was not overbroad in violation of the First Amendment and rejected the Nevada Supreme Court’s conclusion that state legislators have a personal First Amendment right to vote on any given matter.
Our own John Elwood represented the Nevada Commission on Ethics before the Court. Congratulations on a big win!