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The Nevada Court of Appeals Follows a Push-Down Model

At the time that the Nevada Law Blogs last treated the Nevada Court System, there was no Nevada Court of Appeals. Since then, things have changed. So how about an update regarding appeals in Nevada. In 2014, the Nevada voters approved the creation of the Nevada Court of Appeals. The Nevada Court of Appeals is subordinate to the Nevada Supreme Court. But this new court would follow a “push down” or “deflective” model. Since 2014, many people still do not understand what this means or how this … [Read more...]

Nevada Voters Approve Creation Of Nevada’s First Appellate Court

On November 4, 2014, Nevada voters approved Ballot Question No. 1 authorizing the creation of a Nevada Appellate Court. According to results published by the Secretary of State’s office, the question prevailed in Clark, Washoe and Carson City Counties but went down to defeat in all other counties. The margin of victory in the more populous counties was enough to put the measure over the top. The state’s Board of Examiners wasted no time approving start-up funds for the new court and sending a … [Read more...]

The State Bar Of Nevada And Many Of Its Members Support The Creation Of A Court Of Appeals

In its most recent session, the Nevada Legislature unanimously passed a resolution calling for the creation of a new Nevada Court of Appeals.  The voters will ultimately decide whether this new court will get off the ground.  Nevada voters will find the proposed initiative on their November 2014 ballots. The Nevada Law Blogs have already spoken In Favor of the creation of this new court.  The Blogs pointed out that the appellate process is bogged down because of the numbers of cases the … [Read more...]

Nevada Desperately Needs A Court Of Appeals

In April 2012, Jeremiah Eskew-Shahan tried to give the family dog Onion a kiss good night.  He stumbled onto the dog.  Onion instinctively grabbed the little boy.  Immediate intervention by the family was not enough to save Jermiah from the dog’s unprecedented response.  Jeremiah died. The City of Henderson wanted to immediately euthanize the dog claiming that the six-year-old Mastif-Rhodesian mix was a danger to the community.  The Lexus Project, a dog rescue organization, intervened.  The … [Read more...]