Reforms urged in Nebraska police lineup procedures

July 20th, 2015

By Bill Kelly

Law enforcement agencies across Nebraska have quietly begun a major change in how eyewitness evidence is collected and utilized in criminal cases.

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Nebraska Supreme Court to rule on publication of serial killer’s artwork

June 11th, 2015

By Bill Kelly

Lincoln, NE – Should the artwork of a notorious Nebraska serial killer be made public? The state’s Supreme Court will make the decision. NET’s Bill Kelly explains why prison officials are trying to keep the reportedly unsettling drawings out of the hands of a true-crime author.

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Recent Nebraska murder cases put concept of “mentally competent” to the test

May 4th, 2015

By Bill Kelly

Lincoln, NE – What does it mean to be “competent to stand trial?” It’s a phrase often heard in coverage of major trails where the mental health of the accused becomes part of the defense or when questions are raised about his or her ability to grasp what is at stake.

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Same-Sex Marriage: Where Nebraska Stands

March 11th, 2015

By Bill Kelly

Lincoln, NE – Despite the order issued by Judge Joseph Bataillon in February, marriage in Nebraska is limited to one man and one woman until the case is reviewed by an appellate court or the U.S. Supreme Court rules marriage must be made available to all. Here’s a summary of the legal battle over same same-sex marriage in Nebraska.

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Nebraska, Oklahoma ask US Supreme Court to block Colorado pot sales

December 19th, 2014

By Bill Kelly

Lincoln, NE – The top legal officials for the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma have joined in a lawsuit arguing legal marijuana sales in Colorado violate the United States Constitution.

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Nebraska’s defense of execution drug keeps process “in limbo”

December 3rd, 2014

By Bill Kelly

Lincoln, NE – Five years after passing a law replacing the state’s electric chair Nebraska has been unable to proceed with an execution by lethal injection.

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