In 1990, the Nebraska Legislature proposed a constitutional amendment to create an intermediate Court of Appeals. In November 1990, the voters of the State of Nebraska approved the amendment, and the Court of Appeals was established on September 6, 1991.
There have been 12 Court of Appeals judges in the 20-year history of the court. The original judges (shown in photo) include John F. Wright, William M. Connolly, and Lindsey Miller-Lerman who have since moved to the Nebraska Supreme Court; John F. Irwin and Richard D. Sievers, who remain on the Court; and Judge Edward E. Hannon, who retired from the bench.
Judges later added to the Court of Appeals roster include: Wesley C. Mues and Theodore L. Carlson, each of whom died during his term as judge; and William B. Cassel, Everett O. Inbody, Frankie J. Moore, and Michael W. Pirtle who currently serve on the Court of Appeals.
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