A council dispute out in Sparks has made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Back in 2006, a councilman did not recuse himself from a vote when he was friends with a related developer. He says the city attorney told him there was no personal conflict, and thus no need to recuse himself. But the state's ethics commission accused him of doing the wrong thing. Now, they're battling out in the highest court in the nation. The Supreme Court's decision could affect state and local ethics laws everywhere. How would it affect our ethics laws here in Nevada? When should people recuse themselves? And why is the news media claiming a decision could infringe its freedom of speech?
Caren Jenkins, Exec Dir, Nevada Commission on Ethics
Joshua Rosenkranz, Attorney for Michael Carrigan
Josiah Neeley, Attorney, Bopp, Coleson & Bostrom