Media Releases

Media Releases

May 30, 2023
AMENDED RELEASE LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice William B. Cassel, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the County Court in the Ninth Judicial District (consisting of Hall and Buffalo Counties) will hold a public hearing at the Hall County Courthouse, District Courtroom #2, 111 West First Street, Grand Island, Nebraska, beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2023. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill the...Read more
May 24, 2023
PUBLIC HEARING : The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Friday, June 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. central daylight savings time, in Room 1507 of the State Capitol Building in Lincoln, Nebraska, to consider : Whether a judicial vacancy exists in the office of the District Court, 4th Judicial District, due to the retirement of Judge J. Michael Coffey, effective June 1, 2023, and Whether a judicial vacancy exists in the office of the County Court, 6th Judicial District, due to...Read more
May 12, 2023
MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: York County Problem-Solving County graduation. WHO: Honorable James C. Stecker will preside. WHEN: May 22, 2023 3:00 p.m. WHERE: York County Courthouse, District Courtroom 50 Lincoln Avenue York, NE 68467 WHY: For Problem-Solving Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Problem-Solving...Read more
May 5, 2023
Judge of the County Court, 6th Judicial District, Douglas L. Luebe, is resigning on June 2, 2023. Luebe served the citizens of Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston, and Washington Counties (6th Judicial District) from 2003 to his 2023 resignation. The first step in deciding whether Luebe’s judicial position will need to be filled is for the Judicial Resources Commission to call a meeting to determine whether, based on judicial workload statistics, his resignation creates a judicial...Read more
May 4, 2023
MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: Cass County Adult Drug Treatment Court graduation and ceremony. WHO: District Court Judge Michael A. Smith will preside. WHEN: Monday, May 15, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Cass County Courthouse 346 Main Street Plattsmouth, NE WHY: For Problem-Solving Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability...Read more
May 4, 2023
MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: Central Nebraska Drug Court–Adams County celebrates graduation and Problem-Solving Court Month WHO: Judge Morgan Farquhar will be presiding. WHEN: Monday, May 15, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Adams County Courthouse, Courtroom 1 500 West 4th Hastings, NE WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community...Read more
May 4, 2023
MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: Central Nebraska Drug Court and Problem-Solving Court Month celebrate graduation. WHO: Judge Patrick Lee will be presiding. WHEN: Friday, May 5, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. WHERE: Hall County Courthouse, Courtroom 2 111 W. 1 st Street Grand Island, NE 68801 WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision,...Read more
May 4, 2023
MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: Central Nebraska Drug Court–Buffalo County celebrates graduation and Problem-Solving Court Month WHO: Judge John Marsh will be presiding. WHEN: Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Buffalo County Courthouse, Courtroom 1 1516 Central Avenue Kearney, NE WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community...Read more
April 26, 2023
Nebraska District Court Judge Jeffrey J. Lux of Omaha, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on April 26, 2023. Lux heard arguments in the case of S-22-0648 Kendel Blake Swicord v. Nebraska Police Standards Advisory Council and Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice a/k/a Nebraska Crime Commission. In that case, the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center denied Appellant’s entry into basic law enforcement training. After the Police Standards...Read more
April 25, 2023
Nebraska District Court Judge Patrick M. Lee of Grand Island, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on April 24, 2023. Lee heard arguments in the case of S-22-0568 State of Nebraska v. Eric A. Ramirez. He sat in place of Justice John Freudenberg who was recused from the case. In that case, Appellant was a juvenile when he was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony, attempted second-degree murder, attempted...Read more

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