October 30, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A new judge will be found to hear a Nevada
state court challenge of a plan to pump groundwater from rural
eastern Nevada and pipe it to the Las Vegas area.
Lawyer Simeon Herskovits represents a coalition appealing a
state water official's decision to let the Southern Nevada Water
Authority draw millions of gallons a year from four sparsely
populated eastern Nevada valleys.
He says he's exercising a right to ask for another judge to
replace former Nevada Supreme Court Justice Miriam Shearing.
Herskovits casts it as a tactical move.
Shearing is now a senior judge who fills in occasionally at
district courts around the state.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Thursday that two rural judges already disqualified themselves because of potential conflicts of interest.