Latest Supreme Court of Nevada News

Nevada court hears arguments on Legislature lawyers question

Feb. 12, 2020 7:56 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Supreme Court justices are considering whether lawyers for the Legislature can defend Democratic lawmakers in a lawsuit filed by Republican colleagues. Chief Justice Kristina Pickering promised Tuesday that the court will rule as quickly as possible in what could be a...

Contested races for 2 Nevada Supreme Court seats on ballot

Jan. 18, 2020 2:01 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada voters will face contested rates for the two state Supreme Court seats up for grabs in 2020. Three candidates filed by Friday's filing deadline for judicial candidates to run for each of the two positions on the state high court the Nevada Appeal reports. Candidates for the...

This undated photo provided by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows Margaret Rudin, 76, the Las Vegas socialite dubbed a

Las Vegas 'black widow' denies killing millionaire husband

Jan. 10, 2020 9:05 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — One of Nevada’s most notorious convicted murderers, dubbed a “black widow killer,” said after being released from prison Friday that she did not kill her millionaire husband 25 years ago in Las Vegas, and plans to use proceeds from her story to offer money...

Paroled lifer turns advocate, go-between for Nevada inmates

Jan. 10, 2020 5:48 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — John Witherow said that after his first prison sentence in 1967, it didn’t take long for him to become a mean, dangerous man. Of his next 40 years incarcerated in Michigan, California and Nevada, only three were spent on the outside. Witherow was locked up for life in Nevada in...

FILE--In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, people vote in Henderson, Nev. A court battle has begun in Nevada over a proposal to amend the state constitution and reshape the way voting districts are drawn following the U.S. Census. The head of the League of Women Voters of Nevada said Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, she's confident a ballot measure the organization wants to qualify for a statewide vote next November will withstand a lawsuit filed Nov. 26 challenging it as inaccurate and misleading. (AP Photo/John Locher, file)

Nevada group to seek signatures for redistricting initiative

Jan. 7, 2020 4:38 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada political group plans to start gathering signatures on a petition to have an appointed commission redraw statewide voting maps, a proponent said Tuesday. The development came after the group Fair Maps Nevada PAC revised and resubmitted its proposed constitutional amendment to take...

Injured Nevada inmate workers’ compensation same as pay rate

Dec. 31, 2019 3:23 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that workers' compensation rates for injured inmates are set at inmate pay rates instead of the state's minimum wage. Inmate Darrell White was assigned to the Forestry Division when he suffered an finger injury that left him temporarily disabled...