Media Releases

Media Releases

February 16, 2017
The Nebraska Court of Appeals will be in session on the campus of Chadron State College the morning of April 11, 2017. This visit will mark the first time that the Court of Appeals will hold the College Campus Visit Program in the Nebraska panhandle. Chief Judge Frankie Moore, along with Judges Everett Inbody and Francie Riedmann will hear cases at 9:30 a.m. at the Chadron State College Student Center Ballroom, Chadron. Judge Moore noted that it has long been a goal of the Court of Appeals to...Read more
February 16, 2017
“Nebraska is a relative powerhouse for interpreter talent,” says Robert Cruz, Executive Director of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators (NAJIT), referring to an invitation for several Nebraska interpreters to teach at a nationally-sponsored conference of interpreters. In May 2017, four of Nebraska’s exceptionally talented certified Spanish interpreters will present continuing education sessions at NAJIT’s 38th annual conference in the Washington, D.C. area...Read more
February 13, 2017
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice John F. Wright, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 4th Judicial District (consisting of Douglas County) will hold a public hearing in District Courtroom No. 412, Douglas County Courthouse, Hall of Justice, 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive...Read more
February 13, 2017
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Stephanie F. Stacy, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 2nd Judicial District (consisting of Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy Counties) will hold a public hearing at the Sarpy ­­­­County Courthouse, 1210 Golden Gate Drive, Courtroom #7, in Papillion, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill the vacancy in the office...Read more
February 13, 2017
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice William B. Cassel, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 3rd Judicial District (consisting of Lancaster County) will hold a public hearing in the Supreme Court Courtroom, Room 2200, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the...Read more
February 13, 2017
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 1st Judicial District (consisting of Clay, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer Counties) will hold a public hearing in the District Court Courtroom at the Gage ­­­­County Courthouse in Beatrice, Nebraska, beginning at 2 p.m. on April 4, 2017. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Auburn,...Read more
February 9, 2017
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Lindsey Miller-Lerman, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 9th Judicial District (consisting of Buffalo and Hall Counties) will hold a public hearing in the County Courtroom #1 at the ­­­­Hall County Courthouse (111 W. 1st Street) in Grand Island, Nebraska, beginning at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the...Read more
February 9, 2017
Findings and analysis from a research study concerning the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend (recidivism) in Nebraska has been presented to the Nebraska Supreme Court, distributed to state senators, and posted on the Judicial Branch Website. The study, commissioned by the Supreme Court Administrative Office of Probation, is a comprehensive evaluation of recidivism rates among ex-offenders who have successfully completed probation in Nebraska. The study found that recidivism following...Read more
February 7, 2017
The investiture of David K. Arterburn as a Judge of the Nebraska Court of Appeals, 4th Judicial District, will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017, in the Warner Legislative Chamber, 2nd Floor, Nebraska State Capitol. Judge Arterburn is replacing John F. Irwin who retired from the Court of Appeals in November 2016. Judge Todd J. Hutton, County Court 2nd Judicial District, will serve as host for the ceremony and Judge William B. Zastera, District Court 2nd Judicial District,...Read more
January 13, 2017
Judge of the District Court, 12th Judicial District, Randall L. Lippstreu, is retiring February 28, 2017. Described as a great mentor, Lippstreu is known among judges as someone who makes himself available to assist others with problem-solving whenever requested. “I can think of no one who works longer hours, or who works as hard to get it right, and his appellate record is reflective of his good work,” remarked fellow Judge Leo Dobrovolny. “We will greatly miss his guidance and calm demeanor...Read more

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