Nevada Supreme Court
Revision as of 12:31, 3 June 2011 by BaileyL
Nevada state government. This is an elected position. The Chief Justice is elected by the members of the court each year.
- In Secretary of State v. Give Nevada a Raise in 2004, the court ruled that the affidavit requirements set forth in Section 3 of Article 19 of the Nevada Constitution are an unconstitutional burden on political speech and hence prohibited under the First Amendment. The law that was struck down as unconstitutional provided that each petition form must include an affidavit stating that all the signatures on the petition are genuine signatures of persons who are registered voters in the counties in which they reside. The circulator was also required to sign the affidavit in the presence of a notary public.
When Nevada established its statehood, there were three justices of the Supreme Court. This was increased to 5 justices in 1967 and to seven justices in 1997.
- Chief Justice Mark Gibbons (1996)
- Justice Michael Cherry (2007)
- Justice Nancy Saitta (2007)
- Justice Kris Pickering(2008)
- Justice Michael Douglas (2004)
- Justice James Hardesty (2005)
- Justice Ron Parraguirre (2005)
- Nevada. (2000). Practice before the Supreme Court of Nevada: an overviewCarson City, Nev: Nevada State Supreme Court Clerk's Office.
- The Nevada State Supreme Court. (1986). Carson City, Nev: Administrative Office of the Courts.