Media Releases

Media Releases

January 13, 2021
AMENDED: location of public hearing corrected. LINCOLN – Drew A. Graham, Nebraska City; Lynelle D. Homolka, Central City; Ross A. Luzum, Aurora; and Timothy P. Matas, Columbus, have submitted applications for appointment as County Court 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 judicial vacancy is Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska, with the understanding...Read more
January 8, 2021
LINCOLN – Stephanie R. Hupp, Ryan S. Post, Bradley A. Sipp, all of Lincoln, and Daniel J. Zieg, Bennet, have submitted applications for appointment as District Court Judge in the 3rd Judicial District consisting of Lancaster county. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge John A. Colborn. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held at the Court of Appeals Courtroom, State...Read more
January 8, 2021
LINCOLN – Drew A. Graham, Nebraska City; Lynelle D. Homolka, Central City; Ross A. Luzum, Aurora; and Timothy P. Matas, Columbus, have submitted applications for appointment as County Court 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 judicial vacancy is Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska, with the understanding that the appointed judge will be required to...Read more
January 5, 2021
LINCOLN – Amanda D. Fanning (Spracklen-Hogan), Jeffrey A. Gaertig, Lee M. Timan, all of Beatrice; and Richard R. Smith, Cook, have submitted applications for appointment as County Court Judge in the 1st Judicial District consisting of Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Steven B. Timm. The public hearing of the...Read more
January 4, 2021
The Office of Public Guardian has issued their 2020 annual report outlining information about the individuals served and programs hosted through the Nebraska Judicial Branch. In addition to the specific data regarding the number of wards, types of guardianship/conservatorship cases, the capacity of the Office to serve, and the status of waiting lists, readers will find stories and observations by Associate Public Guardians and wards throughout the state. Through the observations, the report...Read more
December 16, 2020
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice William B. Cassel the Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Court Judge in the Third Judicial District (consisting of Lancaster County) will hold a public hearing via WebEx at the Court of Appeals Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2021. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive...Read more
December 16, 2020
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the County Court Judge in the 1 st Judicial District (consisting of Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer Counties) will hold a public hearing via WebEx at the Gage County Courthouse, County Courtroom, Third Floor, 612 Grant Street, Beatrice, Nebraska 68310 at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy...Read more
December 16, 2020
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Lindsey Miller-Lerman the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Court Judge in the Fifth Judicial District (consisting of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York Counties) will hold a public hearing via WebEx at the County Court Courtroom, Seward County Courthouse, 529 Seward Street, Seward, Nebraska, beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021. The primary place of office for the judicial...Read more
December 11, 2020
A three-judge sentencing panel for State of Nebraska v. Bailey Boswell , CR 18-41, in the District Court for Saline County has been named. Presiding Judge Vicky Johnson requested the Chief Justice appoint two judges as panel members, in accordance with Nebraska statute. The judges, Darla Ideus (3 rd Judicial District) and Peter Bataillon (4 th Judicial District) were randomly selected from a statewide list of judges. Johnson will serve as the presiding judge. Generally, hearings of the three...Read more
December 1, 2020
AMENDED PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On December 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., central time in Room 1510 of the State Capitol Building in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public meeting to take up the following matters: ANNUAL MEETING: The Judicial Resources Commission will hold its annual meeting pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1205 to determine whether (1) a new judgeship is appropriate in any judicial district or a reduction in judgeships is...Read more

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