New Judge Coming for Water Rights Challenge

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

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.

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