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November 25, 2012
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Nevada lawmakers seek to repeal anti-communist law

A Nevada legislative panel has decided it’s high time to repeal a state law that allows job discrimination against communists.The 12-member Legislative Commission unanimously decided this week to introduce a bill at the 2013 session that would repeal a law that was passed in 1951 during the anti-communist fervor of the Cold War.The law allows employers to reject job applications from communists and their sympathizers, and to fire any communists in their workforce.Legislative staffers told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the law has somehow remained on the books, even though Congress repealed similar federal laws in 1971. It’s unknown whether …

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