Tuesday, February 5, 2013

This Time We'll Definitely Get An Intermediate Appellate Court, Maybe!

The RJ is reporting the first breaking news of this year's Nevada legislative session--the Senate Judiciary Committe approved Senate Bill 14, a proposed constitutional amendment that would result in the implementation of an intermediate appellate court in Nevada. Naturally, being a constitutional amendment, if passed by the full legislature, the matter would go on the ballot in November 2014 where voters would overwhelmingly reject it as they have in previous years. Hence, this is not really breaking news as much as it is "heart-breaking" news. Sigh.


  1. Aren't there some Supreme Court judge positions that have to be transferred to the appellate court if that court is approved?

    If so, why are the promoters of the appellate court not advertising that fact?

    I'd think that this would reduce some opposition of people thinking that we'd need to hire 10 new judges for an appellate court on top of the present supreme court justices.

  2. 1:09:

    What are you talking about? The IAC calls for 3 new IAC justices, not 10. And none of the NSC justices will get pushed down.

  3. Completely off the topic: Flipping off the Judge is a bad idea.