Media Releases

Media Releases

September 7, 2018
LINCOLN – Tressa M. Alioth, Bennington; Molly B. Keane, Elkhorn; Greg A. Ariza, Todd O. Engleman, Grant A. Forsberg, Patrick R. Guinan, Thomas K. Harmon, James M. Masteller, Michelle A. Peters, David J. Skalka, and Andrew J. Wilson, all of Omaha, have submitted applications for appointment as District Judge in the 4th Judicial District (Douglas County). The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the death of Judge W. Mark...Read more
September 4, 2018
LINCOLN – Charles L. Byrd Jr., Matthew K. Kosmicki, Eddy M. Rodell, Hobert B. Rupe, all of Lincoln; Krista M. Carlson, Ashland; Joseph E. Dalton, Waverly; and Timothy S. Noerrlinger, Syracuse, have submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the 3rd Judicial District (Lancaster County). The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the appointment of Judge John R. Freudenberg to the Supreme Court, effective July...Read more
August 27, 2018
A memorial service for Associate Supreme Court Justice John F. Wright will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the Nebraska Supreme Court Chamber of the State Capitol. Justice Wright died March 18, 2018, in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of 72. He was appointed to the Nebraska Court of Appeals in 1991 and to the Supreme Court of Nebraska in 1994. Wright’s friend and fellow judge, Justice Lindsey Miller-Lerman will preside over the ceremony for the late justice. Members of the...Read more
August 22, 2018
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, September 25, 2018. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on...Read more
August 22, 2018
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice William B. Cassel, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 11th Judicial District (consisting of Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Furnas, Hayes, Frontier, Gosper, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas Counties) will hold a public hearing in the Lincoln County Courthouse, Courtroom #1, 301 N. Jeffers Street, North Platte, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018...Read more
August 22, 2018
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice John R. Freudenberg, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 4th Judicial District (consisting of Douglas County) will hold a public hearing in the Douglas County District Court, Courtroom #412, 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information...Read more
August 22, 2018
LINCOLN – Krista M. Carlson, Ashland; Thomas J. Klein, Wahoo; Andrew R. Lange, Waverly; Bryan C. Meismer, Fremont; Timothy P. Matas and Jason D. Mielak, both of Columbus; and Demetria W. Herman, John J. Kohl, Mark D. Raffety, and John T. Rogers, all of Omaha, have submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the 5th Judicial District consisting of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York counties. The primary place of office for the...Read more
August 7, 2018
The investiture ceremony of Justice John R. Freudenberg as a Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court representing the 6th Appellate Court Judicial District will take place at 3:00 p.m. on August 10, 2018, in the Warner Chamber of the Nebraska State Capitol. Chief Justice Mike Heavican will serve as ceremony officiant; Secretary of State John Gale will present Freudenberg’s Certificate of Appointment; Judge Matthew Acton, Lincoln, will offer the Oath of Office; and Judges Kale Burdick, O’Neill,...Read more
August 6, 2018
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. central daylight time, at the State Capitol Building, Room 1510, Lincoln, Nebraska. The purpose of the hearing is to determine, pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 24-1204 and 1206, whether judicial vacancies exist in the following locations: Office of county court of the 3rd Judicial District, due to the appointment of John R. Freudenberg to the Nebraska Supreme Court, effective July 6...Read more
August 2, 2018
Our condolences to Judge Mark Ashford’s family and to his court family on his passing the evening of August 1st. Judge Ashford was one of Nebraska’s longest serving judges. He was appointed to the county court bench in 1988 and to the district court bench in 2000. We appreciate his service on both the county and district court benches, his work with the Young Adult Treatment Court, and his pioneering efforts to establish the Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court. He will be sorely missed...Read more

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