Entries by Sara Kay

Major prison reform package advances

Major prison reform package advances JoANNE YOUNG Lincoln Journal Star Updated 5 hrs ago The Judiciary Committee on Tuesday sent a package of bills to the full Legislature that are aimed at providing relief from prison crowding and reentry into communities for inmates. The main bill (LB841), introduced by Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, would require […]

Joe Kelly confirmed by Senate as U.S. attorney for Nebraska

Joe Kelly confirmed by Senate as U.S. attorney for Nebraska  Lincoln Journal Star, Don Walton, February 16, 2018 The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly to serve as U.S. attorney for Nebraska. The nomination was approved by unanimous consent. Kelly was nominated by President Donald Trump to succeed Robert […]

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 […]