Lawsuit: Tax law has too many taxes, so it is unconstitutional

A new lawsuit filed by three members of the Assembly and their Citizen Outhouse adviser seeks to declare the new tax bill invalid before it can be repealed.

Oh, yes: I'm serious.

The suit, which is below, was filed by We Decide Coalition (the would-be repeal outfit) boss Chuck Muth and Assembly members Michele Fiore, Shelly Shelton and John Moore. Muth partner Dan Burdish was with Fiore almost all session and Shelton and Moore, especially, were her Carson echoes.

The suit was filed by rabble-rousing attorney Kermitt Waters, who has argued for years that the so-called single-subject rule has been abused by the ruling class to knock initiatives off the ballot. Here he argues that the Constitution ("Each law enacted by the Legislature shall embrace but one subject...") invalidates the law itself. I wonder if the one subject could be....taxation.

There is some great Waters hyperventilating in the suit, including a "gaming back (sic) Opposition PAC," which doesn't really exist. It also talks about "interference by the  political power brokers," which does, of course, exist.

The suit also comically alleges that the tax bill, under which gaming pays the most and huge free-riders finally have to pay something, is "designed to continue to exempt the largest industries from any meaningful fair tax." Instead it is an unconsitutional income tax, Waters argues.

This is a preemptive strike, and quite the entertaining one. Nevada courts are unpredictable, but would a court really erase the tax bill?

Complaint_for_Declaratory_and_Injunctive_Relief__and_Not_A_Challenge_Under_NRS_295_06_Comp.pdf by Jon Ralston