Kiley Harrison

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Eight Nevada State Senators (collectively “Senator Plaintiffs”) sued, among others, Senator Cannizzaro and Secretary Clift (collectively “Legislative Defendants”) in their official capacities for actions taken on behalf of the Legislature related to the passage of Senate Bills 542 and 551. The Legislative Counsel Bureau Legal Division (“LCB Legal”) filed an answer to Senator Plaintiffs’ complaint on behalf of the Legislative Defendants. The Senator Plaintiffs then moved to disqualify LCB Legal alleging a conflict of interest under the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct (“RPC”) Rule 1.7 in which the district court granted. The Supreme Court of the State of Nevada granted Legislative Defendants’ petition for a writ of mandamus.