Nebraska

109 ABA Journal Nebraska articles.

Nebraska AG to Seek Cert on Constitutionality of Electrocution

Nebraska’s attorney general says he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate electrocutions in the state.

Attorney General Jon Bruning said yesterday he will seek cert because Nebraskans support…

Neb.‘s Top Court Bans Electric Chair, Ending Death Penalty ... For Now

In a 6-1 decision today, the Nebraska Supreme Court held that the use of the electric chair is unconstitutional under state law, effectively imposing a death penalty moratorium since this…

Federal Judge’s Top 10 Sentencing List Takes Aim at Supreme Court

A federal judge has published a tongue-in-cheek Top 10 list of things he learned from the U.S. Supreme Court’s sentencing decisions that makes clear his frustrations.

The list by U.S.…

Questions About Mall Security, But No New Answers

As experts and ordinary Americans pondered the shooting massacre of eight people at an Omaha, Neb., shopping mall this week, most seemed to agree that there is little that can…

Lawyer Survives Nebraska Mall Shooting

When Jeff Schaffart went with his wife and their 2-year-old daughter to the Westroads Mall in Omaha, Neb., yesterday, he didn’t expect the routine shopping trip to offer a life-risking…

Poof! ‘God’ Answers Suit, Asserts Lack of Jurisdiction

A response to a legislator’s lawsuit from “God” asserts the court lacks jurisdiction to hear a Nebraska legislator’s lawsuit against him.

John Friend, clerk of the Douglas County District Court…

Lawmaker Sues God

A Nebraska state senator has sued God in an effort to make a point about frivolous lawsuits.

The suit by State Sen. Ernie Chambers says God has called “fearsome floods…

Rape Victim Sues Judge Over R-Word Ban

An alleged acquaintance-rape victim has sued the Nebraska judge who banned her from using the word “rape” in testimony, in what her lawyer describes as a troubling trend.

A federal…

Judge Decries Interpreter Shortage

A New York state judge is trying to shine a light on what he calls a “disturbing lack” of courtroom sign-language interpreters for the deaf.

Judge Charles Markey of Queens…

‘Too Short’ for Jail Ruling to Be Appealed

There were valid reasons, an appeals court says, for a Nebraska judge’s perhaps-unprecedented decision to sentence a 52-year-old man who is slightly over five feet tall to probation in a…

Mistrial in Rape Trial With R-Word Ban

Updated: Ruling from the bench, a Nebraska judge today declared a mistrial in a controversial acquaintance-rape case in which the accuser was barred from using the word “rape,” among other…

Legislative Focus: Puppy Mills, Pet Shops

New legislation in Nebraska that strengthens regulation of kennel operations is reportedly part of a national focus on eliminating so-called puppy mills that breed dogs under questionable conditions and pet…




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