Judicial Campaigns and Elections: Nevada
Contributions to judicial candidates are capped at $5,000 per office per election.
A 2010 study by the American Judicature Society indicated that campaign contributors appear often before the Nevada Supreme Court, and that it is fairly common for contributors to have donated to the campaigns of a majority of the justices. According to an analysis of the 112 civil cases decided by the court in 2008 and 2009:
In 67 of the 112 cases (60 percent), at least one of the litigants, attorneys, or firms involved had contributed to the most recent election campaign of at least one justice.
- In 36 cases (32 percent), a contribution had been made by more than one of the parties in the case.
- In 47 of the 112 cases (42 percent), at least one litigant, attorney, or firm involved in the case had contributed to a majority of the justices deciding the case.
- In 10 of the 112 cases, two participants had made contributions to a majority of the justices deciding their cases; in 4 cases, three participants had done so.
See below for National Institute on Money in State Politics data on contributions to state high court candidates.
Amounts raised by each candidate at the most recent election cycle:No information found