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Michael Douglas to become chief justice of Nevada Supreme Court

Michael Douglas will become the first African-American chief justice of the Nevada Supreme Court effective with the new year.

On the Nevada high court, chief justice is a rotating position among the justices.

Douglas, 62, will take the administrative leadership of the court during what is expected to be a contentious 2011 legislative session. He succeeds Ron Parraguirre, who was chief justice through 2010.

He served as a district judge in Clark County from 1996-2004 when he was named to the Supreme Court. He has won election to the high court twice since.

"With the budget cuts the courts have …

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