Nevada Fails in Watchdog Report of Judicial Disclosures

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court is calling the grade that a watchdog group gave the state in a nationwide survey of judicial financial disclosures "unfortunate" and "misleading."

The Center for Public Integrity credits Nevada with being one of just 12 states that post at least some financial disclosures about judges online.

But the Washington, D.C.-based group faults Nevada justices' disclosures as less thorough today than they were three years ago.

The center examined three years' of state supreme court judges' financial reports nationwide.

It gave Nevada an "F'' grade, with a rating of 42.5 out of 100.

Nevada Supreme Court spokesman Bill Gang says the study wasn't neutral.

He notes that 42 states and the District of Columbia received a failing grade, and no state earned an A or a B.