Supreme Court Call

Supreme Court Call

Below is a list of cases which will be called for hearing at the Supreme Court session commencing August 31, 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.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently updated public health recommendations for fully vaccinated persons that provide for circumstances in which they no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. Lincoln-Lancaster County has similarly updated Community Guidance and Recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated persons. At this time, the Supreme Court will continue to promote measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 for all persons entering the Courtroom.

For individuals who are fully vaccinated, face masks will not be required in the courtroom. For individuals who are unvaccinated, face masks will be required to enter the courtroom and will only be removed during an attorney or party’s argument.  

If an attorney or party who intends to present oral argument determines that they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19, have a pending test, or been placed on quarantine within the last 14 days, they should immediately notify the Clerk’s office and it may be determined that they should file a motion to have their case heard using web-conferencing software.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - Supreme Court Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
Live streamed on NPM
Case Number Case Name County
S-20-0709 Ag Valley Cooperative v. Servinsky Engineering PLLC
Lancaster
S-20-0915 State v. Grant
Lancaster
S-20-0726 Preserve the Sandhills, LLC v. Cherry County, Nebraska
Cherry
S-20-0524 Schmid v. Simmons
Cherry
S-20-0577 de Vries v. L & L Custom Builders, Inc.

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Douglas
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - Supreme Court Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
Live streamed on NPM
Case Number Case Name County
S-20-0700 Abbott v. City of Bellevue, Nebraska
Sarpy
S-20-0765 In re Trust of Phyllis Mendick
Douglas
S-20-0874 State v. Williamson
Lancaster
S-20-0516 Hauptman, O'Brien, Wolf, Lathrop v. Auto-Owners Insurance Company
Douglas
S-20-0884 State v. Riessland
Buffalo
S-20-0737 Becher v. Becher
Lancaster
Thursday, September 2, 2021 - Supreme Court Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
Live streamed on NPM
Case Number Case Name County
S-20-0812 State v. Brown
Lancaster
S-20-0604 Williams v. State of Nebraska
Lancaster
S-20-0515 Eis v. Eis
Richardson
S-20-0789 State v. Chase
Douglas
S-20-0753 Moore v. Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission
Buffalo
Friday, September 3, 2021 - Supreme Court Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
Live streamed on NPM
Case Number Case Name County
S-20-0813 Heist v. Department of Correctional Services
Lancaster
S-20-0691 In re Estate of Beltran
Lancaster
S-20-0680 State v. Newman
Douglas
S-20-0681 State v. Stricklin
Douglas
S-21-0107 State v. Britt
Douglas