Judge Lets Nevada GOP Appoint Convention Delegates

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada judge says he won't stop the state
Republican Party from appointing delegates to the GOP National Convention.

Washoe County District Judge Jerry Polaha said Friday the court
has no jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit challenging the state's party's decision to appoint delegates.

The judge sided with David O'Mara, an attorney for the Nevada GOP.

He argued that political party disputes should be settled by the parties, not the courts.

More than two dozen delegates who attended the Nevada GOP
convention in April filed a lawsuit contending that state law requires state convention delegates to select national delegates.

Plaintiffs say they haven't decided yet whether to appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court.

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