Latest Supreme Court of Nevada News

Nevada judge issues formal stay of execution pending appeals

Jul. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada state judge has issued his formal stay of execution for a convicted killer of four people whose lethal injection would be the first in the state in 15 years. Clark County District Court Judge Michael Villani’s written order, issued Tuesday,...

Republican loses bid for revote in Las Vegas commission race

Jun. 10, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected a call for an election do-over from a Republican candidate who lost his bid for a county commission seat in Las Vegas by 15 votes. Stavros Anthony chose the wrong legal method to seek a new election, the court said...

Tennessee high court listens to school voucher arguments

Jun. 03, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

Tennessee's highest court will soon decide whether a contentious school voucher program is constitutional after attorneys made their final arguments before the justices Thursday. The program, which has never been implemented, has faced legality questions ever since the...

Event to mark 150th anniversary of Nevada Capitol building

Jun. 03, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State officials will mark the 150th anniversary of the Nevada State Capitol building on Saturday. The Nevada Capitol building opened in 1871 in Carson City. For 50 years it housed all three branches of the government: the...

Nevada court ruling frees man convicted of child sex crime

May. 18, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man convicted of kidnapping and sexual assaulting a 6-year-old girl has been released from prison after the Nevada Supreme Court ruled there was misconduct during his trial. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that their ruling led to an order Monday...

Judge won't disqualify Las Vegas DA in Nevada execution case

May. 14, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state court judge said Friday he won't disqualify the district attorney in Las Vegas from handling a bid to set the execution date for a convicted Nevada mass murderer. A defense attorney for condemned inmate Zane Michael Floyd said they will appeal...

Attorneys defend tax extensions before Nevada Supreme Court

May. 03, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court weighed arguments Monday in a lawsuit filed by Republican lawmakers over how to interpret state law that requires revenue-generating proposals to win two-thirds approval in the Legislature to become law. Since 1996, the...