Latest Supreme Court of Nevada News

Nevada high court asked to revive school funding lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2021 20:51 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A bid by an advocacy group to bring decisions about Nevada educational policy out of the Legislature and into the courts drew pointed questions Monday from the state Supreme Court. Justices were asked to overrule a lower court judge’s finding that the debate...

Nevada court sides with gunmakers in Las Vegas shooting suit

Dec. 03, 2021 20:47 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s Supreme Court ruled gun manufacturers cannot be held responsible for the deaths in the 2017 mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip because a state law shields them from liability unless the weapon malfunctions. The parents of a woman...

State court hearing reset about condemned killer's execution

Nov. 12, 2021 13:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state court judge in Las Vegas postponed for 60 days a hearing about condemned killer Zane Floyd’s legal challenges of the method, the personnel and the drugs that would be used to kill him. Judge Tierra Jones on Friday reset a status report for...

Nevada Supreme Court chief justice won't seek reelection

Nov. 02, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice James Hardesty says he won’t seek reelection next year. Hardesty, 72, has been a judge in Nevada’s court system for nearly a quarter century, serving as a Washoe County district judge before he was elected...

New charges against accused killer of four in Nevada in 2019

Oct. 11, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Douglas County’s district attorney filed a criminal complaint Monday accusing a Salvadoran immigrant of killing two women in Gardnerville after the Nevada Supreme Court ruled he can't be tried for those crimes simultaneously in Washoe County where he is accused of...

Nevada Supreme Court orders separate trials in four killings

Sep. 30, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing four people during a string of crimes in 2019 must be tried separately in both counties where the slayings took place. Prosecutors argued that Wilber Ernesto...

Nevada court: Inmate no longer eligible for death penalty

Sep. 18, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada death row inmate convicted in the 1980 robbery-killing of a man for $2 is no longer eligible for capitol punishment and must be resentenced, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled. The Nevada justices ruled Thursday that a New York court's recent...

Nevada Supreme Court takes up public employee-lawmakers case

Sep. 09, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday took up a thorny question in a state where the part-time Legislature meets every two years and many lawmakers hold full-time jobs in addition to elected positions: Should a person who makes the law also enforce the law? ...