Lawmakers, small businesses wait for health reform verdict

March 23rd, 2012

By Grant Gerlock

Lincoln, NE – While Nebraska leads a 26-state challenge of the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Supreme Court, the state also continues to explore how to carry out one of the law’s main features.

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Drunken driving case raises questions about lenient sentencing

March 15th, 2012

By Bill Kelly

Lincoln, NE – A Nebraska drunk driving case that made headlines last year worked its way to the the state’s Supreme Court this month.

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Scheduled execution brings flurry of activity

February 23rd, 2012

By Bill Kelly

Lincoln, NE – Michael Ryan, is scheduled to die by lethal injection early next month. It would be a historic first use of the method in the state.

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Shortage of interpreters nag Nebraska courts

January 17th, 2012

By Bill Kelly

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska courts have a serious shortage of fully-trained courtroom interpreters. And some court cases are facing delays while the court waits for someone who can translate the proceedings – and ensure a fair trial.

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Courts: Should abuse victims be required to testify?

December 15th, 2011

By Bill Kelly

Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Supreme Court must decide whether a 25-year-old woman, allegedly sexually abused by her stepfather as a child, should be held in contempt of court and possibly jailed for refusing to answer questions in advance of his trial.

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Chief Justice: “Lurching” from budget to budget is not a plan

January 20th, 2011

By Bill Kelly

Lincoln, NE – In an unusually strong speech to the State Legislature, the Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court asked that the budget for the courts be kept intact.

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