The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that you may not claim property in Nevada unless you are a resident there.
The court said the federal government’s decision to extend the state’s ban on “domestic violence” and “domestically abusive behavior” to domestic violence shelters is unconstitutional.
“The State of Nevada has no constitutional authority to extend its domestic violence shelter laws beyond the period of time that is provided in its shelters’ statutes,” the court wrote.
Nevada’s shelters were designed to provide services to people who need them most, and that means shelters need to meet certain standards of care and standards of safety for both staff and patients.
But, the court said, the state failed to make clear that it would require the facilities to adopt policies designed to protect against domestic violence.
The Supreme Court said the shelters have to ensure that “the shelter’s staff and the general public are adequately trained, equipped, and supervised to provide appropriate services to clients and that they are properly trained in the care and safety of all employees and their dependents.”
The court also found that the Nevada courts do not have jurisdiction to review or challenge Nevada’s shelters’ policies.
Nevadas shelters are required to adopt guidelines and policies that prohibit domestic violence and domestic abuse, and Nevada has a program to train employees on those policies.