Law Center - POSTED: 2011/01/01 20:54
The Nevada Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a group that tried to pass a constitutional ban on abortions this year because the election is over.
The court ruled in a decision filed Thursday that Personhood Nevada's fight to rewrite the state constitution was moot because the group failed to secure the necessary signatures to put its question on the 2010 ballot.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that Personhood Nevada wants voters to replace the word "person" in the Nevada Constitution with the term "human being." The group says life starts at conception.
But opponents said the ballot language was vague and contained more than one subject in violation of Nevada's election laws. A district court agreed and shot down the proposed petition.