Yesterday, Gibbons ratcheted up the pressure, saying he wants a response from the AG by Monday. "This is a critical issue, an issue which defines fundamental rights under the constitution," the governor told the Las Vegas Sun. "This bill has been passed since Sunday. It's available, you can read it, and it's time to move quickly."
Cortez Masto has said her office is conducting a "thorough legal analysis" of the law before making a decision. We assessed the lawsuit's slim chances of success here.
Like many of the AGs who have joined the lawsuit, Gibbons is running for office. He's seeking re-election despite a string of damaging revelations about his personal life. During their 2008 divorce proceedings, the governor's wife charged that he had cheated on her with "many" women, including one to whom, records showed, he sent 860 text messages in a two-month period.