Brianna’s Law was a controversial anti-crime bill that would create DNA profiles on thousands more people each year. Does the government’s interest in crime control mean police can reach into the mouth of a person presumed innocent, and seize that person’s genetic blueprint from the skin inside his cheek?
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DNA Moms versus the Fourth Amendment: How Brianna’s Law defied both logic and emotion, and failed in the Nevada LegislatureJune 23, 2011
Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford addressed an emergency meeting of the Nevada Tax Commission today during the public comment period. Horsford appeared as a Nevada citizen and a taxpayer, he said. He presented a petition asking the Commission to enact emergency changes to the regulations governing mining deductions as they apply to the net proceeds of minerals tax.
Hear his entire statement (8 minutes and 32 seconds) by clicking on the flash player below.
If you do not have a flash player you may download the file directly by clicking here.
Senate Democrats accused Governor Brian Sandoval on Thursday of plugging an “arbitrary and capricious” number into his budget. They further claimed the governor broke faith with voters when he proposed that school district bond reserve accounts be used for operational expenses, rather than building and improvements.