Entries by Sara Kay

Pat Condon will run for Lancaster County attorney

Pat Condon announced Monday that he will run to be the next Lancaster County attorney. Condon has 28 years experience in the office and for the past seven has been chief deputy to County Attorney Joe Kelly, a fellow Republican who has been nominated to be U.S. attorney for Nebraska and is awaiting confirmation. Condon […]

Yes means yes’ sexual assault bill draws opposition from attorneys

JoANNE YOUNG Lincoln Journal Star  Feb 9, 2018 Updated Feb 10, 2018 Prosecutors and defense attorneys said Friday the “yes means yes” sexual affirmative consent bill was written in a way that is too confusing. “It’s difficult for us as prosecutors to understand the language within this bill, let alone communicate that to jurors who need to […]

Senators consider bill to limit child depositions

Senators consider bill to limit child depositions  January 26, 2018 admin Sen. Sue Crawford, LB589 Children questioned as witnesses in criminal court cases would be given additional consideration under a bill discussed by lawmakers Jan. 23 and 25. Sen. Sue Crawford Under LB589, introduced by Bellevue Sen. Sue Crawford, no deposition of a child would […]

Change in prosecutors delays case of man accused of helping girlfriend kill herself in Cass County

Change in prosecutors delays case of man accused of helping girlfriend kill herself in Cass County   Erin Grace World-Herald staff writer  PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. — A change of attorneys has resulted in a delayed trial calendar for Matthew Stubbendieck, a man accused of helping his girlfriend commit suicide in Cass County. The chief prosecutor in the […]

Nebraska elections head: confidence lost in Trump voting commission

Nebraska elections head: confidence lost in Trump voting commission by Fred Knapp, NET News In just over a quarter century, the tax has brought in about $1.5 million used for programs like drug enforcement and education. The vast majority of that has come from administrative and court actions – just over $13,000 has come from […]

Governor appoints Cass County Attorney to District 2 judgeship

Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed Cass County Attorney Nathan Cox to replace District Court Judge William B. Zastera in Nebraska’s 2nd Judicial District. Zastera retired in Oct. 1 after more than 26 years of service on the county and district court benches in Papillion. As county attorney, Cox, 53, has directed the prosecution of more […]

Senators seek opioid limits for minors, ID requirement

Senators seek opioid limits for minors, ID requirement A trio of Nebraska lawmakers introduced bills Tuesday aimed at addressing the state’s growing problem of opioid addiction. Among their proposals was a limit on opioid prescriptions for minors and a requirement for people to show identification when picking up prescriptions. State Sens. Sara Howard and Brett […]

Bill would convert consent standard for sex to ‘yes means yes’

A Lincoln senator wants to flip the script on giving consent for sex. Instead of the common rule of “no means no,” which implies that unless a person says no, the other person in a sexual encounter assumes there’s permission, an affirmative consent would be required. Silence would not mean it’s OK. Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks […]