Nevada Remedies; Special Actions and Proceedings

Sec. § 30.170
Validity of order prohibiting publication or broadcasting of information concerning judicial proceedings and actions.


If during the course of any proceeding or the trial of any action in any court, the trial judge issues an order prohibiting a newspaper or other news media from publishing or broadcasting information lawfully obtained by such newspaper or other news media concerning such proceeding or trial, the newspaper or other news media may seek declaratory relief concerning the validity of the order by filing a petition with:


A district judge of the judicial district where the court sits; or


Any district judge of an adjacent judicial district, if there is only one district judge in the judicial district in which such proceeding or action is being heard or tried.


All cases in which the validity of any such order is questioned shall be advanced as a matter of immediate public interest and concern, and shall be heard at the earliest practicable moment.


Notwithstanding the provisions of NRS 30.080, a district court shall not refuse to render or enter a declaratory judgment or decree if the proceeding or trial in which the prohibitory order was entered has been concluded, the orderly administration of justice demanding an early judicial examination into and a determination of the validity of the order to afford relief from uncertainty and insecurity with respect to constitutional rights.

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Feb. 5, 2021