LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas has dismissed a lawsuit in a dispute over control of the Republican party in the Las Vegas area, telling acting party leaders and a Trump faction claiming control that courts shouldn't settle what she termed an intra-party political fight.
The decision Thursday by Clark County District Court Judge Susan Johnson in Las Vegas overturned a court order last week by another judge but did not immediately resolve the question of Clark County Republican Central Committee leadership.
Committee spokesman Ed Gonzalez said Friday a party meeting scheduled Sept. 21 will be led by acting Chairman Stephen Silberkraus.
Jesse Law, leader of challengers claiming control of the county GOP, and David O’Mara, the attorney representing Law and eight others in the case, didn’t immediately respond Friday to telephone and email messages.
O’Mara told the Las Vegas Review-Journal after Johnson’s ruling that Law and others were validly elected July 28 and will conduct the Sept. 21 meeting.
Law previously worked with the state Republican party and the Nevada campaign of former President Donald Trump.
He heads a group that met July 28, a week after a committee meeting dissolved into chaos, the previous party chairman resigned, police were called and Silberkraus emerged as acting chairman.
Silberkraus is a former Republican state Assembly member.