Family feud II

On Dec. 22, Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison filed a lawsuit seeking expedited court review of lawsuits that sought to stop a new state program that pays parents to take their children out of public schools.

His fellow Republicans—State Treasurer Dan Schwartz, who administers the program, and Attorney General Adam Laxalt—threw fits over what they considered Hutchison’s interference. Laxalt called Hutchison ethically challenged and went to court to quash his suit. Schwartz said he was “baffled” by Hutchison’s “side trip to nowhere.”

This month, after the program was enjoined, Laxalt and Schwartz demanded expedited court review of the case. The Nevada Supreme Court granted it.