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State of Nevada

History of Reform Efforts: Nevada

Formal Changes Since Inception

1864
Supreme court justices elected by the people to six-year terms. District court judges elected by the people to four-year terms.

1976
Voters approved a constitutional amendment creating the commission on judicial selection to screen candidates for interim vacancies on the supreme court and the district court. Voters had rejected a merit selection amendment in 1972. The amendment also increased the terms of district court judges from four to six years and established the commission on judicial discipline.