Court upholds NV initiative process

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Updated: 3/14/2012 11:32 am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a Nevada law requiring sponsors of citizen initiatives to collect a percentage of voter signatures from each congressional district to qualify for the ballot.

Wednesday's ruling by a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upholds a lower court ruling against former state lawmaker and Republican U.S. Senate contender Sharron Angle and others who argued initiative regulations passed by the Nevada Legislature in 2007 are unconstitutional.

The appeals panel said requiring signatures from 10 percent of the votes cast in the previous general election in each Nevada congressional district doesn't violate First Amendment or the Equal Protection Clause in the constitution.

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