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Court date canceled for hospitalized lawmaker

LAS VEGAS - A Nevada state lawmaker accused of threatening a state Democratic Assembly leader remained hospitalized Monday for a mental evaluation, while his court date was canceled with no charges filed.

Assemblyman Steven Brooks' lawyer, Mitchell Posin, said he wasn't sure when Brooks' 72-hour medical evaluation, which began Friday, would be completed. Posin declined to say where the 40-year-old Democratic lawmaker was being treated.

"He's pleased they have not filed charges - yet, anyway," the lawyer said.

Prosecutor Thom Gover, the deputy state attorney general handling Brooks' case, said he would have asked a judge on Monday for 30 …

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