Chief Justice to run for second term

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Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Maupin has announced he will seek a second term.

Maupin, 55, was recently named chief justice for a second consecutive year by his fellow justices.

"While we have made a great deal of progress on the court during the past six years, there is a great deal of work to be completed," he said.

Maupin was appointed a district judge by former Gov. Bob Miller in 1993 and served as a member of the Clark County bench until 1996 when he was elected to the Supreme Court.

Judges in Nevada serve six-year terms.

He said since he joined the high court, the backlog of cases has been cut more than 1,000 from its high of 2,500. He said the court has adopted comprehensive case management rules in Clark and Washoe counties to streamline the system.

He said although Nevada's Supreme Court ranks as one of the nation's busiest, "we have managed to work hard, be more productive, get decisions out in a timely manner and make our court much more effective and efficient for the people of our state."

"I have always believed that justice delayed is essentially justice denied," he said. "My goal, along with my colleagues on the court, is to make the Nevada judicial system one of the finest in the nation."


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