Nevada High Court Sets Term Limits Argument Date

The Nevada Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether state and local term limits are constitutional, and whether they should apply to officials elected in 1996.

The court issued an order Wednesday in Carson City setting a July 14 hearing on the question of whether officials who've served 12 years in office can run again.

Court information officer Bill Gang says the July 14 hearing will be in addition to a July 1 hearing on related issues.

The court is hearing arguments on a state constitutional amendment approved by voters in the 1994 and 1996 elections. It imposes a 12-year limit on the terms of state and local elected officials.

The state attorney general at the time, Frankie Sue Del Papa, issued an opinion saying the limits wouldn't begin to apply until after elections in 1998.

The court on July 14 also will consider challenges to initiative petitions, and a challenge to the way Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass runs a court that considers the mental competency of criminal defendants.

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