Nebraska

104 ABA Journal Nebraska articles.

First Amendment defense claims could threaten ‘revenge pornography’ statutes
Murder suspect slashes his throat in court; trial resumes without him

A man being tried for the murder of his girlfriend’s Tinder date slashed his throat in a Nebraska courtroom Monday and tumbled from his wheelchair.

Before slashing at his neck,…

In states where inmates can vote, few exercise their right to cast ballots
When Sen. Bernie Sanders championed voting rights for prisoners during a CNN town hall, he spotlighted an intensifying national debate about why going to prison means losing the right to vote.
Suspects wrongly persuaded of their guilt to share in $28M award after Supreme Court rejects cert

The case of the wrongly imprisoned “Beatrice Six” came to a close Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a Nebraska county’s appeal of a $28.1 million judgment…

New York AG issues subpoenas to state’s 8 Catholic dioceses in sex abuse investigation

The New York attorney general’s office on Thursday issued subpoenas to the states’ eight Catholic dioceses less than a month after the release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report

First execution using fentanyl carried out after 8th Circuit rejects appeal

Nebraska inmate Carey Dean Moore became the first person to be executed with the drug fentanyl on Tuesday after a federal appeals court rejected a drug company’s challenge to two…

Drugmaker’s lawsuit could halt Nebraska’s first lethal injection
The American arm of German drug manufacturer Fresenius Kabi has filed a lawsuit that could stop Nebraska’s first lethal injection.
Judge considers probation for man who robbed bank in hopes of receiving prison medical care

A Nebraska judge said Wednesday he wanted to consider probation for a homeless man who said he had robbed a bank in hopes of getting medical treatment in prison.

The…

8 states file brief supporting the government’s attempt to deny abortions to immigrant minors

Eight states described as having “a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life” have weighed in on a lawsuit seeking to clear the way for immigrant minors…

Judge delays execution because of concerns about drug in new cocktail

At least two states are planning to try new combinations of execution drugs that include the opioid painkiller fentanyl.

One of those states is Nevada, which wants to use a…

Lawyer falsely claimed he was checking on ward who was no longer at facility, suspension order says

An Omaha, Nebraska, lawyer has received a one-year suspension for claiming in guardianship reports that he was checking on an incapacitated adult who, it turned out, had moved out of…

Lawyers can accept payment in bitcoin, Nebraska ethics opinion says

Lawyers may accept payment in digital currencies such as bitcoin but must immediately convert the money into U.S. dollars, according to a Nebraska ethics advisory opinion.

The opinion, issued…

Lawyer who advised client to ‘relax’ in response to Facebook inquiries gets suspension

A Nebraska lawyer who responded to his client’s Facebook inquiries with statements such as “relax” and “this is complicated” has been suspended from practice for 90 days.

The Nebraska Supreme…

10 Questions: Omaha lawyer spends Sundays as NFL official

Every fall, plenty of lawyers have an opinion about football. The difference is that Clete Blakeman’s opinion matters.

Two federal defenders in Omaha discover they are half sisters

Julie Hansen and Kelly Mahoney Steenbock both excelled in academics and were determined to attend college and law school, despite growing up poor in households that could not pay for…

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