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Dean Heller won't support federal judge nominee

Dean Heller won't support federal judge nominee

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Apr 20, 2012

 CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada U.S. Sen. Dean Heller remains steadfast in his opposition to Clark County District Judge Elissa Cadish for the federal bench.

Heller met with Cadish on Friday and issued a statement reiterating his concerns over her answer on a 2008 questionnaire about gun rights.

Heller says he "cannot in good conscience support a nominee whose commitment to the Constitution's Second Amendment is in doubt."
Cadish was recommended by Nevada Sen. Harry Reid and nominated by President Obama.
In the 2008 questionnaire, Cadish said she didn't believe keeping and bearing arms was a constitutional right but she would enforce laws as they exist.
Cadish says her response was based on state and federal law at the time. The U.S. Supreme Court has since upheld gun ownership as a constitutional right.