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 request to the legislature for a future funding appropriation.
The three judges will initially be appointed but will stand for election in 2016. Those who have applied to fill those slots include current and former District Court Judges as well as many private practice and public employee attorneys. A full list of applicants can be found HERE. [Continue reading]