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Behind closed doors: 20 years supporting state's highest court

By Geoff Dornan

Appeal Capitol Bureau

After nearly 20 years as clerk of the Nevada Supreme Court, Janette Bloom's best stories are the ones she'll never tell.

As part of her job through the years Bloom sat in the conference room as the justices debated - sometimes heatedly - and decided the outcome of thousands of cases. Bloom says her function behind those closed doors was to "act more like their executive secretary."

"I make sure everything gets done in their conferences," she said.

But Justice Bill Maupin said her function occasionally included giving the justices "subtle guidance" when they …

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