Nebraska

99 ABA Journal Nebraska articles.

First execution using fentanyl carried out after 8th Circuit rejects appeal

Nebraska inmate Carey Dean Moore became the first person to be executed with the drug fentanyl on Tuesday after a federal appeals court rejected a drug company’s challenge to two…

Drugmaker’s lawsuit could halt Nebraska’s first lethal injection
The American arm of German drug manufacturer Fresenius Kabi has filed a lawsuit that could stop Nebraska’s first lethal injection.
Judge considers probation for man who robbed bank in hopes of receiving prison medical care

A Nebraska judge said Wednesday he wanted to consider probation for a homeless man who said he had robbed a bank in hopes of getting medical treatment in prison.

The…

8 states file brief supporting the government’s attempt to deny abortions to immigrant minors

Eight states described as having “a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life” have weighed in on a lawsuit seeking to clear the way for immigrant minors…

Judge delays execution because of concerns about drug in new cocktail

At least two states are planning to try new combinations of execution drugs that include the opioid painkiller fentanyl.

One of those states is Nevada, which wants to use a…

Lawyer falsely claimed he was checking on ward who was no longer at facility, suspension order says

An Omaha, Nebraska, lawyer has received a one-year suspension for claiming in guardianship reports that he was checking on an incapacitated adult who, it turned out, had moved out of…

Lawyers can accept payment in bitcoin, Nebraska ethics opinion says

Lawyers may accept payment in digital currencies such as bitcoin but must immediately convert the money into U.S. dollars, according to a Nebraska ethics advisory opinion.

The opinion, issued…

Lawyer who advised client to ‘relax’ in response to Facebook inquiries gets suspension

A Nebraska lawyer who responded to his client’s Facebook inquiries with statements such as “relax” and “this is complicated” has been suspended from practice for 90 days.

The Nebraska Supreme…

10 Questions: Omaha lawyer spends Sundays as NFL official
Every fall, plenty of lawyers have an opinion about football. The difference is that Clete Blakeman’s opinion matters.
Two federal defenders in Omaha discover they are half sisters

Julie Hansen and Kelly Mahoney Steenbock both excelled in academics and were determined to attend college and law school, despite growing up poor in households that could not pay for…

Voters in three states back capital punishment in ballot initiatives

Voters in three states on Tuesday passed ballot initiatives supporting capital punishment.

In California, voters rejected a measure to repeal the death penalty and passed a measure that seeks to…

University of Nebraska launches program encouraging more attorneys in state’s rural areas

Faced with a shortage of attorneys outside major cities, the Nebraska legal community has launched a program aimed at creating more of them.

According to a press release from…

Imprisoned Pastafarian loses lawsuit; federal judge says ‘religion’ is in fact a parody

Arguments by Pastafarians that they are entitled by their religion to wear an upside-down spaghetti strainer on their heads for driver’s license photos have succeeded in several states and a…

Longtime lawyer and CEO of failed bank gets 11 years in fraud case

A longtime Nebraska lawyer who later served as the CEO of TierOne Bank when it became insolvent was sentenced Wednesday to an 11-year federal prison term. He was also ordered…

Man with rifle case, but no gun, outside courthouse gets 210 days for obstruction, resisting arrest

There was only a tripod, a camera and other accessories in the rifle case that Floyd Wallace was carrying outside a Nebraska courthouse earlier this month.

However, the 20-year-old was…

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