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May 8, 2010
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Lawmakers approve four ballot questions

Lawmakers on Friday approved language for four ballot questions including major changes to Nevada's court system.

Appointing judges

One question for voters is whether to change how judges are selected in Nevada. Currently, the state Constitution mandates that all judges be elected by the people.

The courts, championed by Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio, R-Reno, want to adopt what is commonly called the Missouri Plan. Under that scheme, instead of directly electing a judge, a judicial vacancy would be filled by the governor from a list of nominees selected on the basis of their qualifications.

But, in order to keep …

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