CARSON CITY (AP) — Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice James Hardesty says he won't seek reelection next year. Hardesty has been a judge in Nevada's court system for nearly a quarter-century.
He served as a Washoe County district judge before he was elected to the high court in 2004.
The 72-year-old justice announced Tuesday he intends to retire when his six-year term expires at the end of 2022.
Hardesty has authored more than 350 published opinions.
He also has taken a lead role working with other justices to modernize and expand the court system's services and efficiency.
He was instrumental in reforming the guardianship system.