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109 ABA Journal Nebraska articles.

Nebraska lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

By a 32-15 vote, Nebraska lawmakers on Wednesday agreed to abolish the death penalty, which has not been imposed in the state since 1997.

The margin by which the bill…

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

Two inmates were found dead in a housing unit after a day of rioting on Sunday at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in Nebraska.

The identities of the victims had…

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

A judge has dismissed a federal lawsuit against “all homosexuals” by a Nebraska woman who claimed to be acting as an ambassador for God and his son, Jesus Christ.

U.S.…

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

Paul Deck turned 100 on Sunday, making him the oldest practicing lawyer in Nebraska and Iowa.

Deck still works at his Sioux City law practice, handling mostly divorce and custody…

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

The last four years have been the most profitable in the nearly 60-year history of Harding & Shultz, a senior partner says.

But the Lincoln, Nebraska, business boutique is…

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

A Nebraska federal judge issued an injunction on Monday that ordered the state to give same-sex couples marriage licenses. The preliminary order goes against a state constitutional amendment that defines…

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

An Omaha lawyer who accidentally left his $500 pen at a courthouse security kiosk has filed a tort claim with the county over its disappearance.

Lawyer John Kerwin says the…

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

Found guilty in 2009 of murdering an elderly woman decades earlier, when he was a teenager, Jeffrey Glazebrook eventually got that conviction reversed.

But the 54-year-old will serve at least…

Law firm builds high-tech office to guard client secrets

An intellectual property law firm is building new offices in Omaha that will be designed with high-tech safeguards to keep client information secret.

Construction is beginning on the new building…

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

The day before ceremonies on Thursday to swear in new lawyers in Nebraska, three would-be lawyers got some bad news. They didn’t pass the bar exam after all.

But the…

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

Nebraska College of Law student Alissa Doerr clerked with a small-town lawyer this summer, seeking the experience she needs to set up a similar practice and take advantage of the…

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

Notified by the feds that it had violated wage-and-hour laws, a well-known company opted to settle the case rather than fight allegations that nonexempt hourly employees in four states weren’t…

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

A former client of a Nebraska divorce lawyer pleaded no contest Monday to a first-degree murder charge.

Under a plea agreement with Michael Petersen, the state agreed not to seek…

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

More than 300 Nebraska prison inmates have been freed prematurely due to a miscalculation of their sentences, state officials acknowledge.

Forty-one of those inmates are in the process of being…

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

The Department of Justice has announced charges against a Russian man who is alleged to be the leader of a computer hacking group responsible for “Cryptolocker” and “Project Zeus” virus…

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