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Nevada eyeing when judges can hear donors’ cases

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Supreme Court is giving a state judicial reform commission until July 20 to issue a report about when state judges should step aside from cases involving campaign donors.

The review of the issue by the state’s Commission on the Amendment to the Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct follows a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that elected judges must removing themselves when contributions from interested parties create an appearance of bias.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling centered on a West Virginia Supreme Court justice who remained involved in a lawsuit filed against a company that contributed generously to his election campaign.

Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com