Supreme Court Call

Supreme Court Call

Below is a list of cases which will be called for hearing at the Supreme Court session commencing May 25, 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.  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.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - Court of Appeals Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
Live streamed on NET
Case Number Case Name County
S-20-0626 In re Interest of Mateo L. et al

9:00am

Madison
S-20-0725 State v. Billingsley

9:30am

Morrill
S-20-0802 Main Street Properties, LLC v. The City of Bellevue

9:55am

Sarpy
S-20-0650 Weber v. Garfield County Board of Commissioners

10:20am

Garfield
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - Court of Appeals Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
Live streamed on NET
Case Number Case Name County
S-20-0728 Lewis v. MBC Construction Company, Inc.

9:00am

Douglas
S-20-0639 State v. Greer

9:25am

Douglas
S-20-0636 Marr v. West Corporation

9:50am

Douglas
S-20-0733 Vanderveer v. Vanderveer

10:15am

Douglas
S-21-0066 State ex rel. Peterson v. Shively

(15)

10:40am

Lancaster
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - Court of Appeals Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
Live streamed on NET
Case Number Case Name County
S-20-0097 Peterson v. Jacobitz

9:00am

Buffalo
S-20-0593 Chambers v. Bringenberg

9:25am

Lancaster
S-20-0832 In re Interest of Mekhi S.

9:50am

Appellant via Webex

Douglas
S-20-0672 Stone Land and Livestock Company v. HBE, LLP

10:15am

Lancaster
S-20-0758 Baker-Heser v. Department of Health and Human Services

10:40am

Lancaster