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Civil Rights

Imprisoned Pastafarian loses lawsuit; federal judge says ‘religion’ is in fact a parody

White-Collar Crime

Longtime lawyer and CEO of failed bank gets 11 years in fraud case

Constitutional Law

Man with rifle case, but no gun, outside courthouse gets 210 days for obstruction, resisting arrest

Criminal Justice

Judge sequesters jury after courthouse hallway fight, then declares mistrial

Judiciary

Judge cites safety concerns in barring officers from bringing guns into courtroom

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
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