Nevada Eliminates Law Allowing Discrimination Against Communists

Red Scare holdover


It's no longer legally permissible to fire someone in Nevada just because they're a Communist.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill last week striking down language in a Nevada law that dates back to the Red Scare of the 1940s and '50s.

Before Wednesday, May 29, it was legal for employers to take action against a person who's a member of the Communist Party or any other organization required to register with the Subversive Activities Control Board.