Tue August 26, 2014
Can Justices Make An Intermediate Court More Appealing?
Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty is asking the public to support a measure that would create an appeals court in the state. Nevada is one of ten states without an appeals court, which creates a big backlog at the state Supreme Court.
The state's highest court has to hear every appeal, from inmate complaints about treatment and food to multi-million dollar civil settlements. But efforts to create an intermediate court have failed several times since the 1970s. So why do supporters think they can pass it this year?
James Hardesty, Justice, Nevada Supreme Court