Constable Takes Fight to High Court

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A legal battle over a Clark County Commission vote to abolish the Las Vegas Township Constable office is moving to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Constable John Bonaventura's attorney, Kenneth Frizzell III, said Wednesday that he's asking the state high court to declare unconstitutional a unanimous March 19 commission vote to abolish Bonaventura's elected office.

The appeal filed Monday challenges Clark County District Court Judge Rob Bare's decision April 12 not to block commission action.

Bare noted the constable office won't be dissolved until January 2015, after Bonaventura's term expires.

The constable is a peace officer with responsibilities including serving legal paperwork and carrying out evictions.

Frizzell says he hopes the Supreme Court decides the appeal by next April 1.

That's the deadline for Bonaventura to file for re-election.

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