Obama Re-nominates Judge Opposed by Heller - 8 News NOW

Obama Re-nominates Judge Opposed by Heller

Posted: Updated:

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- President Barack Obama has re-nominated a Las Vegas judge for the federal bench in Nevada.

But Nevada's two U.S. senators remain split in their support for Clark County District Judge Elissa Cadish, leaving her nomination in question.

Cadish was recommended for the post by Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid.

But Republican Sen. Dean Heller last year blocked her from receiving a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Heller questioned her commitment to the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms.

Heller's office on Thursday said the senator's views on her nomination haven't changed.

Reid has stood behind Cadish and said he hopes something can be worked out for her nomination to proceed.

  • Las Vegas NewsLas Vegas NewsMore>>

  • Police investigate double stabbing

    Police investigate double stabbing

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:17:18 GMT
    Two people suffering stab wounds were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon, Metro Police said.More>>
    Two people suffering stab wounds were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon, Metro Police said.More>>
  • Street performers peeved over downtown bathroom ban

    Street performers peeved over downtown bathroom ban

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:48:54 GMT
    Street performers bring a lot of entertainment to the Fremont Street Experience, but some of their say they are being forced out of the area when it comes to taking a bathroom break.More>>
    Street performers bring a lot of entertainment to the Fremont Street Experience, but some of their say they are being forced out of the area when it comes to taking a bathroom break.More>>
  • Coroner's office identifies 2-year-old hit by car

    Coroner's office identifies 2-year-old hit by car

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:44:02 GMT
    The coroner's office has released the name of the little girl struck and killed by a car this week.More>>
    The coroner's office has released the name of the little girl struck and killed by a car this week.More>>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KLAS. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.