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Nebraska judge strikes down state law that allowed Keystone XL pipeline
February 20, 2014
A judge for the Third Judicial District Court of Nebraska on Wednesday struck down a law that allowed the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to pass through the state. The law, LB 1161 was passed by the Nebraska legislature in 2012 and amended the Major Oil Pipeline Siting Act (MOPSA) allowing an al....... [more]

Nebraska voters reaffirm ordinance denying housing to undocumented immigrants
February 12, 2014
Residents of Fremont, Nebraska, voted on Tuesday to reaffirm Ordinance 5165, which prohibits harboring, hiring or renting to undocumented immigrants. The law was initially approved in 2010, but its implementation was delayed during a federal lawsuit over the law's constitutionality. Last year a t....... [more]

In the Best Interest of the Child: Arguing For LGBT Adoption Rights in Nebraska
September 26, 2013
JURIST Guest Columnist Amy Miller of the ACLU Nebraska discusses the recent challenge to Nebraska's ban on same-sex couple's rights to adopt and serve as foster parents...Those practicing in family law—no matter which state you're in—are used to one simple formulation in cases involving ch....... [more]

ACLU challenges Nebraska ban on gay and lesbian foster parents
August 27, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging a Nebraska policy banning gay and lesbian people from becoming foster parents. The complaint was filed at a state court in Lincoln on behalf of three same-sex couples who claim the policy violates their right to equal protecti....... [more]

Federal appeals court affirms city law denying housing to undocumented immigrants
June 30, 2013
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Friday ruled that a Fremont, Nebraska ordinance that bans renting to undocumented immigrants is constitutional. The panel held that the ordinance does not have an "impermissible effect by removing a class of aliens from the cit....... [more]

President Truman appointed members to military tribunal for punishing war crimes
June 24, 2013
On June 24, 1947, US President Harry Truman appointed two state court justices to serve on a military tribunal for the punishment of war crimes in Germany. President Truman selected Edward Carter, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of Nebraska, and Curtis Shake, a former judge of the Supreme....... [more]

ACLU challenges Nebraska order denying driver's licenses to certain immigrants
June 12, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Nebraska filed a lawsuit Monday against Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles challenging the governor's decision to deny driver's licenses to young people who have been legally authorized to remain in....... [more]

Nebraska legislature approved bill tightening abortion regulations
April 12, 2013
On April 12, 2010, Nebraska's unicameral legislature voted 40-9 to approve the Women's Health Protection Act, a bill that required an elevated level of informed consent and physician assessment of women seeking abortions in the state. The bill required physicians to ascertain whether women have bee....... [more]

Lakotah Nation declared independence from the US
December 19, 2012
On December 19, 2007, leaders of the Lakota people, a part of the Sioux Nation, traveled to Washington and withdrew from the Treaty of Fort Laramie of 1851 and the Treaty of Fort Laramie of 1868, forming the independent Republic of Lakotah. These two treaties gave areas of the Black Hills in North D....... [more]

Nebraska AG agreed to permanent injunction of state abortion law
August 18, 2012
On August 18, 2010, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced that he had agreed to a permanent injunction of a Nebraska abortion law because he believed there was little chance that the law would withstand a court challenge. The law, known as the Women's Health Protection Act, would have requ....... [more]

Nebraska Supreme Court strikes down campaign finance law
August 6, 2012
The Supreme Court of Nebraska on Friday struck down a state campaign finance law that contributes state money to certain political candidates in order to lessen financial disparity among candidates. Under the law, candidates for certain public offices could voluntarily accept additional oversight in....... [more]




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