UPDATE - The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected Brooks' lawsuit to keep his seat.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP, KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been expelled from the legislature in 2/3 majority voice vote from the Nevada Assembly. It was the first-ever legislative expulsion in the state's history. A voice vote came Thursday morning, after Assembly Majority Leader William Horne called him "potentially dangerous" and said lawmakers didn't feel safe with him in the building.
The North Las Vegas Democrat has been arrested twice since January and is accused of making threats toward his colleagues, including Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
Brooks also was denied the purchase of a gun in Sparks last month after he was banished from the chambers. His lawyer, Mitchell Posin, says there's been a misunderstanding and Brooks doesn't pose any real threat to anyone.
Thursday's vote came after an independent investigation, and after a bipartisan select committee recommended his ouster.