Thursday, March 29, 2012 | 3:21 p.m.
Sen. Dean Heller is opposing Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish for a federal appointment (she was tabbed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid) because she said in 2008 that she does not believe there is a constitutional right to bear arms, sources confirm.
Cadish answered a question from the conservative group, Citizens for Responsible Government, during the 2008 campaign. The actual handwritten answer is posted at right. "I do not believe this is a constitutional right," Cadish wrote. "Thus, I believe that reasonable restrictions may be imposed on gun ownership in the interest of public safety. Of course, I will enforce the laws as they exist as a judge."
Not a constitutional right? Nice vetting job Team Reid.
I already informed you elsewhere on this blog in general terms why Heller opposes her
Meanwhile, Reid issued a statement that he hopes Heller will change his mind:
“I am disappointed to learn that Senator Heller will not support Elissa Cadish to serve as a federal judge in Nevada,” said Reid. “By all accounts, Cadish is one of the most highly respected jurists in the state of Nevada and supremely qualified to serve as Nevada’s next U.S. District Court judge. The vacancy to which she has been nominated has been designated a judicial emergency. Her nomination cannot proceed without Sen. Heller’s support, and starting this process over with a new nominee is likely to leave this vacancy open for many more months. Nevadans will be left with a crippled court system we cannot afford. I very much hope Sen. Heller reconsiders his decision.”
I don't think that will happen.