OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal by a handful of Creighton University students who sought to be exempt from the private Catholic school’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate last year, arguing that getting the shots would violate their religious beliefs against abortion.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday denied the postconviction appeal of a death row inmate who said his defense attorney was so inept that his right to a fair trial had been compromised.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's courts have adapted well to the coronavirus pandemic with help from new technology, but the judicial branch is struggling with worker shortages, the state's top judge said Friday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man sentenced to death for the killing and dismemberment of a Lincoln woman he met on the date app Tinder will not get to serve as his own attorney in his automatic appeal.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man sentenced to death for the killing and dismemberment of a Lincoln woman he met on the dating app Tinder is seeking to fire his team of attorneys and represent himself in his appeal.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday largely upheld an arbitrator's decision that an Omaha fire union leader should have been suspended, rather than fired, for his actions during an encounter with a Black woman at a bar in 2018.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man serving a life sentence for murdering an Omaha woman in 1999 failed Friday to win a new trial despite his claims that follow-up DNA testing exonerated him.
The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Daryle Duncan.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A prosecutor and a defense attorney in Nebraska have been reprimanded for a scheme reminiscent of the Wild West in which they told two convicted criminals to get out of town and never return.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A town southwest of Omaha is poised to double in size and add nearly 3,000 people after the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled in its favor in an annexation dispute with its home county.
LINCOLN — “Just because incriminating text messages came from my cellphone doesn’t mean I sent them.” That was the basic argument made by a convicted drug dealer that was rejected Friday by the Nebraska Supreme Court.
DACA, death penalty, checks & balances: Nebraska Supreme Court fields questions in Schuyler, chief justice’s alma mater
SCHUYLER — Delvan del-Cid stood at a microphone Friday morning facing the Nebraska Supreme Court from the familiar, glossy wood floor of the Schuyler High School gym — and the eleventh-grader had a question.
The Nebraska Public Power District was well within its rights to offer local and regional wholesale power customers discounts off of shared labor costs for signing long-term contracts, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday.
In 1987, Sydney Thieszen committed a horrific crime as a 14-year-old.
Nebraska's highest court said Friday it supported his resentencing last year from life without parole to a minimum of 70 years in prison.
LINCOLN — A Douglas County District Court judge is among six applicants to replace Judge John Wright on the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Wright, the senior member of the court, died in March after a long fight with cancer.
State Sen. Bob Krist’s name will appear on the Democratic gubernatorial primary ballot in May after a ruling from the Nebraska Supreme Court.
LINCOLN — A judicial nominating commission selected four lawyers Monday as finalists to fill the vacancy on the Nebraska Supreme Court created by the sudden resignation of Judge Max Kelch.
LINCOLN — The Nebraska Supreme Court ordered a new sentence Friday that adds years to a life term already being served by an Omaha man who strangled a close friend in 2015.
The ruling makes it more certain that 30-year-old Matthew Kidder will die in prison for the murder of Jessica Nelson.
LINCOLN — Nebraska Supreme Court Judge Max Kelch will step down Feb. 15, less than two years after he joined the high court.
Kelch submitted a two-sentence resignation letter this week to Gov.
State budget cuts will make it impossible to expand probation services, says Nebraska Supreme Court chief justice
LINCOLN — Judicial programs that help lighten the load on Nebraska’s overburdened corrections system could stagnate under budget cuts, the state’s top judge said Thursday.
For example, about 15 percent of people who have completed probation commit new offenses after release, a rate called “extraordinarily good” by Supreme Court Justice Mike Heavican in his annual State of the Judiciary address.
Jose Sandoval, convicted in Norfolk bank robbery killings, will challenge state’s plans to execute him
LINCOLN — The man now in line to be the first Nebraska death row inmate executed by lethal injection says he will fight the state’s efforts to put him to death.
Jose Sandoval said in letters mailed to The World-Herald that defense lawyers “sought me out” shortly after prison officials formally notified Sandoval on Nov.
LINCOLN — A prison supervisor ordered to pay almost $50,000 to an employee he suspended in 2010 has won a reversal from the Nebraska Supreme Court.
A lower court in 2015 dismissed the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services from a lawsuit filed by William White, a corrections officer at the Tecumseh State Prison who was suspended then fired after being charged with a crime unrelated to his employment.
Court rejects argument that the agency lacked eminent domain authority
The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld a decision by the Lincoln County District Court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging several actions and authorities of the Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement Project.
NORFOLK - The Johnny Carson Theatre was transformed on Friday from a center for the arts into one of the country’s highest courts.
The seven Nebraska Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments in two cases.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court ordered a new trial Friday for a man serving three life sentences for the shooting deaths of three Omaha men in a robbery gone wrong, saying prosecutors improperly relied on hearsay evidence to convict him.