RENO, Nev. (AP) — A legal battle over a proposed ballot initiative in Nevada that seeks to ban so-called sanctuary cities is headed back to state court in Las Vegas.
In a 6-1 ruling Wednesday the, Nevada Supreme Court overturned part of a district court order that would keep the measure off the November ballot. But the justices agreed with civil rights lawyers who argue the current language is unconstitutional because it doesn’t describe the potential effects of what critics say is an "anti-immigrant" initiative.
The high court sent the case back to Clark County District Court where the justices say the sponsor, Prevent Sanctuary Cities, should have a chance to amend the measure to explain potential impacts.
Opponents say it’s intended to mislead voters into supporting sweeping changes under the guise of targeting sanctuary cities, which currently don’t exist in Nevada.