Nebraska Supreme Court Ballot Initiative Challenges Livestreaming on NET On Demand

Nebraska Supreme Court Ballot Initiative Challenges Livestreaming on NET On Demand

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear arguments on three ballot initiative challenges this week. Wednesday afternoon the Court will hear lawyers argue State ex rel. McNally v. Evnen (expanded gaming) and on Thursday afternoon the Court will hear arguments on State ex rel. Wagner v. Evnen (medical marijuana). On Friday at 9:00 a.m. the Court will hear Thomas v. Peterson, a case appealed from district court regarding the language to be used on the ballot for a statutory initiative regarding delayed deposit services; preferring the statutory language to the common term: payday lending.

The full schedule can be found on the NET live and on demand webpage: http://netnebraska.org/basic-page/television/live-demand-state-government

The full court schedule can be found on the Nebraska Supreme Court Call: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/courts/supreme-court/call

The Supreme Court cases are being held in the Court of Appeals courtroom due to the State Capitol HVAC project – hallways are narrowed and areas of the Capitol are closed for construction. While the Courtroom remains open to the public, spectator seating has been substantially reduced to allow for social distancing. Most seating will be taken by interveners (attorneys who are joining the cases). 

The Court is using a combination of live participation and remote virtual connections for attorneys and justices during this time of social distancing. 

All Supreme Court arguments are livestreamed and posted to the argument archive (https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/courts/supreme-court/oral-argument-archive) within 24 hours.
 

For questions, contact the Public Information Officer at 402-471-3205 or janet.bancroft@nebraska.gov