CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Former Reno Councilwoman Jessica Sferrazza is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that disqualified her and other term-out council members from running for mayor.
A petition filed Tuesday by Sferrazza's lawyer Bradley Schrager argues justices overlooked previous precedent-setting cases in its decision.
In a 5-2 opinion last week, justices said term limits imposed by voters in 1996 is ambiguous and required judicial interpretation. They determined that city council members who have served 12 years cannot run for mayor and serve on the same governing board.
Sferrazza and current Reno Councilman Dwight Dortch had argued that the mayor is a separate office.
The petition for rehearing claims that in similar cases, the court previously has held that voters have the right to choose at the ballot box.
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