Supreme Court Call

Supreme Court Call

Below is a list of cases which will be called for hearing at the Supreme Court session commencing February 3, 2021.

When placed upon the final call, cases will not be continued except on motion and for urgent necessity shown.

Unless otherwise indicated, the time allotted for the presentation of arguments is limited to 10 minutes per side. This is a maximum allowance and counsel are not required to use the full time allotted.

During oral argument, when the timing light changes from green to amber, this means you are into your rebuttal time, which is 2 minutes, unless you have reserved a greater or lesser time.  However, whatever rebuttal time you have asked to be reserved, your only notification will be the amber light.  If you choose to continue arguing after the amber light, and the red light appears, you are completely out of time and and have waived rebuttal.

Oral arguments in the appellate courts will be assigned specific times to promote social distancing and allow cleaning between arguments.  Face masks will be required to enter the courtroom and will only be removed during an attorney or party’s argument.   Tables and lectern have all been spaced in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control for social distancing.   While the Courtroom remains open to the public, spectator seating has been reduced to allow for social distancing.  All individuals entering the courtroom will be screened asking the following:

  1. Have you traveled by cruise ship or to a country listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Level 3 Travel Health Notice area within the last 14 days of the scheduled oral argument, or do you live with or have close contact with someone who has?
  2. Have you tested positive, been placed in quarantine, or self-quarantined due to COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
  3. Has anyone with whom you have been in close contact tested positive, been placed in quarantine, or self-quarantined due to COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
  4. Today, or in the last 14 days, have you experienced:
  • Fever (over 100.4°)
  • Shortness of breath or other respiratory illnesses
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat that cannot be attributed to an underlying or previously recognized condition
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Muscle pain or fatigue

If an attorney or party who intends to present oral argument determines that they would have to answer yes to any of these questions when screened before entering the courtroom, they should immediately notify the Clerk’s office and file a motion to have their case heard using web-conferencing software.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 by web-conference
Live streamed on NET
Case Number Case Name County
S-20-0425 Tyrrell v. Frakes

9:00am

Lancaster
S-19-0781 State v. Wheeler

(20)

9:25am

Douglas
S-20-0428 Johnson v. Johnson

10:10am

Sarpy
S-20-0093)
S-20-0094)
In re Estate of Lakin

10:25am

Douglas
Thursday, February 4, 2021 by web-conference
Live streamed on NET
Case Number Case Name County
S-20-0330 The County of Sarpy v. City of Gretna

9:00am

Sarpy
S-20-0502 Bohling v. Bohling

9:25am

Johnson
S-19-1137 State v. Warlick

9:50am

York
S-20-0240 State v. Lowman

10:15am

Sarpy
S-20-0635 State v. Stelly

10:40am

Douglas
Friday, February 5, 2021 by web-conference
Live streamed on NET
Case Number Case Name County
S-20-0209 Seivert v. Alli

9:00am

Douglas
S-20-0363)
S-20-0366)
S-20-0367)
State v. Lotter

9:25am

Richardson
S-19-1159 Wizinsky v. State of Nebraska

9:50am

Lancaster
S-20-0585)
S-20-0586)
S-20-0587)
State v. Starks

10:15am

Douglas
S-20-0335 State v. Combs

10:40am

Lancaster