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Nevada Supreme Court undergoes post-election changes

Published: Nov. 7, 2018 at 11:49 AM PST
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Two women have won seats on the Nevada Supreme Court, including one with no opposition.

A third has been retained after her appointment to the seven-member bench two years ago.

Clark County District Judge Elissa Cadish defeated State Court of Appeals Judge Jerry Tao, and current Justice Lidia Stiglich held off Clark County Family Court Judge Mathew Harter in the two contested elections on Tuesday.

Nevada Court of Appeals Judge Abbi Silver will join them on the state high court in January.

Cadish has been a state court judge since 2007, and was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2012 for a seat on the U.S. District Court bench in Nevada. She withdrew her nomination in 2013.

Tao is a former state court judge who was appointed in 2014 to the newly created state Court of Appeals.

Cadish will replace retiring Justice Michael Cherry.

Silver ran unopposed to replace retiring Justice Michael Douglas.