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Nevada Supreme Court chief justice won't seek reelection

Health Overhaul States
Posted at 8:25 PM, Nov 02, 2021

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.