A political candidate must fill out campaign contribution and expense reports or face civil penalties, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled. The court rejected the argument of Carolyn Bauer, a candidate for the state Senate in Washoe County, who argued the requirement violated her constitutional right against self incrimination. The court said this right exists only in criminal matters. Bauer, an Independent American Party candidate, submitted her required three campaign expense reports to the secretary of state in the 2002 election, but she left the income and expense lines blank . . .
Jan 1, 2011
From the Las Vegas Sun: