Media Releases

Media Releases

July 21, 2017
Lincoln – Judge of the District Court, 2nd Judicial District, William B. Zastera, is retiring effective October 1, 2017, after more than 26 years of service on the county and district court benches in Papillion, Nebraska and the surrounding area. In his resignation letter to the Governor, Judge Zastera noted, “It has been my pleasure to serve the citizens of the State of Nebraska for the last 26 years as both a County and District Judge.” He continued, “It has also been my pleasure of serving...Read more
June 30, 2017
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey J. Funke, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 8th Judicial District (consisting of Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley, and Wheeler Counties) will hold a public hearing at the Holt County Courthouse, 204 North 4th Street, District Court Courtroom, in O’Neill, Nebraska, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. At the hearing, the...Read more
June 29, 2017
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Stephanie F. Stacy, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 2nd Judicial District (consisting of Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy) Counties) will hold a public hearing in the County Board Room, Sarpy County Courthouse, Administration Building, 1210 Golden Gate Drive, Second Floor, in Papillion, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of...Read more
June 28, 2017
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice William B. Cassel, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 12th Judicial District (consisting of Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Grant, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, and Sioux Counties) will hold a public hearing in District Courtroom No. 1, Scotts Bluff County Courthouse, 1725 10th Street, Gering, Nebraska, beginning at 9:30 a.m., Mountain time, on Friday, August 18, 2017. The primary place of...Read more
June 14, 2017
AMENDED NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING To clarify procedure for offering testimony at the public hearing The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1204 to determine whether, based on the judicial workload statistics, judicial vacancies exist in the following locations: Office of district court of the 12th Judicial District, due to the retirement of Judge Randall Lippstreu, effective February 28, 2017, and if so to make a...Read more
June 8, 2017
LINCOLN -- Jennifer D. Chrystal-Clark, Bennington; Martin R. Klein, Hickman; Amy N. Schuchman, Elkhorn; Mary “Peg” Stevens, Elkhorn; Susanne M. Dempsey Cook, Jessica P. Douglas, Jeri Lynne James, Matthew R. Kahler, Monica L. Kruger, Jeffrey M. Kurtz, Ann C. Mangiameli, Sarah M. Moore, Joseph P. Naatz, Candice J. Novak, Kate E. Placzek, Carla K. Heathershaw Risko, Kimberley R. Taylor-Riley, Anne E. Troia, and Zoë R. Wade, all of Omaha, have submitted applications for appointment as Separate...Read more
June 1, 2017
Attorneys and journalists have been provided with an added feature on the newly re-launched Judicial Branch Website. At the request of members of the bar and the media, the Court has added a category of “anticipated” Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions on each Court’s opinion page. The service is a courtesy to attorneys, who will be able to alert their clients to upcoming opinions the day before an opinion is released, and to journalists, who will be better able to prepare for upcoming...Read more
May 24, 2017
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Separate Juvenile Court Judge in Douglas County will hold a public hearing in Courtroom #412 at the Douglas ­­­­County Courthouse in Omaha, Nebraska, beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates...Read more
May 22, 2017
Our judicial system is based upon the principle that all those coming before the courts are entitled to equal justice. The Nebraska Supreme Court’s Strategic Agenda identifies “providing access to swift, fair justice” as the first of six overarching goals of the Nebraska Judicial Branch. To further that goal, the Court has approved creation of the Nebraska Access to Justice Commission. The phrase “access to justice” describes the ability of any person, regardless of income, race, ethnicity,...Read more
May 12, 2017
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing via video conference on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1204 to determine whether, based on the judicial workload statistics, judicial vacancies exist in the following locations: 1. Office of district court of the 12th Judicial District, due to the retirement of Judge Randall Lippstreu, effective February 28, 2017, and if so to make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to the primary place of office of...Read more

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