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Not only is 2020 a presidential election year, it’s also a judicial election year with all of the seats on the Eighth Judicial District Court bench up for grabs. The window for filing starts today and goes through the close of business on Friday, January 17. You can see who has already filed here
. If you are interested in filing or have questions about the process, you can get more information on that here
. We have seen that several candidates have already put up advertisements and signs. Last time we had a general judicial election like this in 2014, 21 of the departments ended up with no challenger–essentially giving those judges/candidates a free pass to the next term. This time the Legislature has added 6 departments in family court which tend to draw candidates like moths to a flame. There should also be a few open seats with judges who decided to retire or not to run for reelection. What are your predictions? What judges should definitely have a challenger? Any guesses on how many departments are uncontested? There are also two spots on the Supreme Court up for reelection and one spot on the Court of Appeals. Any predictions on those? And don’t forget the five justice court openings throughout Clark County…will those be hot races?