Thursday, March 27, 2008

Say it Ain't So! Nevada Judiciary looking to Clean itself Up?!?

The Nevada Supreme Court approved a state Senate measure to have judges appointed.

The Review-Journal reports:

The Nevada Supreme Court's Article 6 Commission voted 18-2 to support Senate Joint Resolution 2, a proposed constitutional amendment. If approved by voters, the amendment would end Nevada's 143-year tradition of allowing voters to pick judges in contested elections.

The Legislature passed the proposal in 2007 but must approve it a second time in 2009 before it could go to the voters for their decision in the 2010 general election.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio, R-Reno, a member of the Article 6 Commission, is sponsoring the change. It would require the initial appointment of judges with voters then being asked whether they should be kept or not.
Say it ain't so! Will the days of judges collecting large donations from parties arguing before them will ride off into the sunset? Will Nevada ever be the same? Will litigating Nevada lawyers now have to actually know civil procedure, rather than offering a larger donation to the judge's campaign? Will I have anything left to post about. (sigh) This could be the end of an era.

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