Nevada Appellate Court Amendment, Question 2 (2010)

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The Nevada Appellate Court Amendment, Question 2 appeared on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Nevada as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment where it was defeated.

The measure proposed allowing lawmakers to create an intermediate appellate court between the district courts and Nevada Supreme Court.[1][2]

Election results

See also: 2010 ballot measure election results
Question 2 (Appellate Court)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No356,35653.18%
Yes 313,769 46.82%

Source: Nevada Secretary of State - November 2 official results

Text of measure

Title

According to the Nevada Secretary of State's office, the ballot question reads as follows:[3]

Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to allow for the establishment of an intermediate appellate court, that would have jurisdiction over appeals of certain civil and criminal cases arising from the district courts?

Media editorial positions

See also: Endorsements of Nevada ballot measures, 2010

Opposition

  • The Reno Gazette-Journal is opposed to Question 2. "There may be a need for an appellate court, but now is not the time fiscally. There is no way to create an entire separate level of courts without creating funding to support it on the taxpayers' dime down the line," said the editorial board.[4]

Polls

See also: Polls, 2010 ballot measures
  • On July 12-14, 2010 Mason-Dixon Polling & Research conducted a poll, on behalf of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and KLAS-TV, Channel 8. The poll found that 58% of voters were in favor of the proposed measure, while 14% were opposed and 28% were undecided. A total of 625 voters were polled. According to reports, the margin of error was +/- 5%.[5]
  • On October 25-27, 2010 Mason-Dixon Polling & Research conducted a poll, on behalf of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and KLAS-TV, Channel 8. The poll revealed that 33% of polled registered voters support Question 2, while 44% were opposed and 23% were undecided. A total of 625 registered voters were polled. The poll had a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points.[6][7]
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     Position is ahead and at or over 50%     Position is ahead or tied, but under 50%

Date of Poll Pollster In favor Opposed Undecided Number polled
July 12-14, 2010 Mason-Dixon Polling & Research 58% 14% 28% 625
Oct. 25-27, 2010 Mason-Dixon Polling & Research 33% 44% 23% 625

Path to the ballot

See also: Nevada legislatively-referred constitutional amendments

A majority vote was required (in two successive sessions) of the Nevada State Legislature to qualify the proposed measure for the 2010 ballot.

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