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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...]

Vote Yes On Question 1 Creating A New Nevada Appellate Court

Question One on the November 2014 Nevada ballot seeks to establish a three-judge appellate court in Nevada. The Nevada Law Blogs support the creation of this new court.According to the Nevada State Bar, the Court of Appeals would consist of three judges, The Ballot Question Explanation provides that the Governor would appoint the initial three judges from nominees provided by the Commission on Judicial Selection. The initial three judges would be appointed to two-year terms. Thereafter, … [Read more...]

Will A New Appellate Court Mean More Nevada Jobs?

In the Nevada Law Blogs, we regularly discuss “Nevada Factors”.  These Nevada Factors are circumstances that are unique to Nevada’s laws or judiciary which make it different from the other states.One Nevada Factor that arises over and over again is the dearth of controlling legal precedents on which Nevada civil lawyers and judges can predictably rely.  The main reason why there are so few civil precedents is because Nevada has only one court of appeals.  That court is the Nevada Supreme … [Read more...]