Nevada appeals court sets first oral arguments

Nevada’s newly-created Appellate Court has set its first oral arguments for March 25 in Las Vegas.

The three-member court was approved by voters in November and fast-tracked to get under way by the Supreme Court.

The panel will hear arguments in four cases assigned by the Supreme Court including two major criminal cases.

Gonzales v. State is an appeal following a jury conviction on charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, burglary and conspiracy.

Guitron v. State is an appeal of a jury verdict convicting the defendant of incest, sexual assault on a minor under 14 and lewdness with a minor.

The other two cases are a product liability appeal and a personal injury case.

This will be the first time the appellate court will hold oral arguments before Chief Judge Michael Gibbons, and judges Jerome Tao and Abbi Silver. They were sworn in in January.

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