Nebraska

Constitutional Law

Nebraska lawmakers abolish death penalty with exact vote count required to override governor’s veto

Death Penalty

Nebraska governor vetoes bill abolishing death penalty; are there enough votes for an override?

Tort Law

Dad of hurt girl sues home insurer: House guest’s chain saw prank a foreseeable cause of truck crash

Legislation & Lobbying

Nebraska lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

Criminal Justice

Two inmates killed in prison riot in Nebraska; inmate cites lack of access to jobs and prison yard

Trials & Litigation

Judge dismisses Nebraska woman’s lawsuit against ‘all homosexuals’ on behalf of God, Jesus Christ

Careers

Meet Paul Deck, the oldest practicing lawyer in Nebraska and Iowa

Business of Law

Law firm is dissolving after nearly 60 years; senior partner points finger at retirement plan

Trials & Litigation

Federal court issues injunction to lift Nebraska’s same-sex marriage ban

Tort Law

Replace or find my $500 Montblanc pen, lawyer tells county; he left it at courthouse security kiosk

Criminal Justice

Man beats murder rap but will serve at least 20 years for threatening trial witness

Legal Technology

Law firm builds high-tech office to guard client secrets

Bar Exam

Oops! Clerical error leads to mistake in Nebraska bar exam scores; three didn’t pass after all

Careers

Nebraska readies debt relief program for law grads practicing in rural areas; 2L learns the ropes

Labor & Employment

LinkedIn settles with feds, agrees to pay nearly $6M in FLSA ‘off the clock’ and overtime case

Criminal Justice

Ex-client takes plea in murder case over divorce attorney’s slaying

Criminal Justice

Hundreds of Nebraska inmates released early due to sentence miscalculations, officials say

Cybersecurity

DOJ charges Russian in ‘Cryptolocker’ and ‘Project Zeus’ attacks, says US victims lost over $100M

First Amendment

Bar membership remains mandatory, but top Neb. court restricts activities on which dues can be spent

Legal Ethics

Defense lawyer suspended for talking with prosecutor about ex-client and his new counsel