Seven Submit their Names for District Court Judge in the Fourth Judicial District

Seven Submit their Names for District Court Judge in the Fourth Judicial District

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

LINCOLN – Makayla S. Danner, Grant A. Forsberg, Anthony W. Liakos, Jeffrey J. Lux, Korey T. Taylor, Jeffrey P. Welch, all of Omaha, and Molly B. Keane, Elkhorn, have submitted applications for appointment as District Court Judge in the 4th Judicial District (Douglas County). The vacancy was created by amendments to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-301.02 (Cum. Supp. 2020) establishing a seventeenth district court judge effective July 1, 2021.  The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in the Douglas County District Court, Courtroom #501, 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.  The Commission will review all applicants for the office at that time

Any member of the public wishing to present testimony for the commission’s consideration may do so one of two ways:

  1. Written testimony provided in advance:  Those wishing to present written testimony or other pertinent information may do so by mailing the information to the Commission Chair no later than August 11, 2021, at the following address: Justice Freudenberg, Nebraska Supreme Court, PO Box 98910, Lincoln, NE 68509 or email it to ashley.nolte@nebraska.gov.   
     
  2. Oral testimony offered during the hearing:  Those wishing to present oral testimony may do so by attending the public hearing in courtroom #501 of the Douglas County District Court, Omaha, Nebraska.  All persons attending should be prepared for staggered admittance and restricted seating in order to maintain appropriate social distancing and comply with any directed health measures that may be in effect. 

A listing of the members of the Judicial Nominating Commission can be found on the Nebraska Judicial Branch Web site at https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/administration/committees-commissions/judicial-nominating-commission-fourth-district-district-court.

For special accommodations relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call (402) 471-3730.  For persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, please call the Nebraska Relay System, 7-1-1. AA/EOE.