Nebraska Court of Appeals to Convene at Doane University on October 12

Nebraska Court of Appeals to Convene at Doane University on October 12

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Nebraska Court of Appeals will be in session on the campus of Doane University in Crete on October 12, 2016. The Court of Appeals will divide into their customary two panels with three judges each to hold arguments at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in Doane’s Heckman Auditorium. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Frankie Moore said, “The Nebraska Court of Appeals judges welcome this opportunity to visit Doane University and residents of the Crete, Nebraska area. The invitation to hold our court sessions at the university provides us with a unique opportunity for community outreach on the beautiful Doane campus. We look forward to meeting with students, college faculty and area residents.” The Court of Appeals will hear several cases during both the morning and afternoon sessions, followed by an open question and answer session with students. Students will be given detailed case descriptions of each case in order to help them follow the legal arguments. Doane University students, along with government classes from area high schools, are invited to attend. Reporters, including student journalists, are encouraged to participate and ask questions. This college campus initiative, designed by judges of the Court of Appeals, is intended to provide Nebraskans the opportunity to learn about the judicial branch. The Court of Appeals has previously held arguments at Peru State College, Midland University, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Concordia University, and University of Nebraska at Kearney. Future plans include argument sessions at Chadron State College and Hastings College. The Nebraska Court of Appeals is the state’s second-highest court and reviews appeals from state trial court decisions. A decision of the Court of Appeals is final unless a party is granted further review by the Nebraska Supreme Court. The six judges on the Court of Appeals issue an average of 350 written opinions each year. To make arrangements to observe Court of Appeals oral arguments on October 12 at 9:30 a.m. or the 1:30 p.m. session, please email visit@doane.edu or call 402-826-6767. For information on audio recording of oral argument sessions at Doane University, or about the Court of Appeals traveling oral arguments, email Janet Bancroft at janet.bancroft@nebraska.gov.