Currently, language in Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution provides for the court system in Nevada, comprised of a Supreme Court, district courts, justices of the peace, and municipal courts. The Supreme Court is the only court in Nevada with jurisdiction to hear cases that are appealed from decisions rendered by the district courts. In addition, the Supreme Court has original jurisdiction over certain types of cases and administers the functions of the State Bar of Nevada and the judiciary.
The proposed amendment does not create the Court of Appeals, but rather authorizes the Legislature to establish the Court.
A "Yes" vote would authorize the Legislature to establish an intermediate appellate court.
A "No" vote would retain the existing court system.
Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to allow for the establishment of an intermediate appellate court, that would have jurisdiction over appeals of certain civil and criminal cases arising from the district courts?