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Bill seeks to stop drone use to spy on people, harass cows

Bill seeks to stop drone use to spy on people, harass cows Using a drone to spy on neighbors, drop drugs into prisons or harass cows could lead to criminal charges under a new bill Nebraska lawmakers will consider later this year. The measure would impose new safety and privacy rules on the remote-control flying […]

Inspector general: 50 victims of sex abuse verified in 3 years in Nebraska child welfare, juvenile justice systems

Inspector general: 50 victims of sex abuse verified in 3 years in Nebraska child welfare, juvenile justice systems A nearly yearlong investigation into alleged sexual abuse of children and youth in Nebraska’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems showed 50 verified victims in a recent three-year period, the state’s inspector general for child welfare Read more  

Attorney General Jeff Sessions creates new DEA office to ‘turn tide’ in opioid crisis

WASHINGTON – For the first time in 20 years, the Drug Enforcement Administration is opening a new field office, in an attempt to turn the tide in the worsening opioid crisis that has fueled record-setting overdose fatalities across the country. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that the DEA’s 22nd field office would be located in Louisville, Ky., […]

A Growing Call to Limit Lawyers’ Donations to Prosecutors

Minutes after winning re-election to a third term as Manhattan district attorney last week, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., a celebratory drink in hand, was asked how he would rebuild the trust of voters angry about large donations to his campaign from defense lawyers with cases before his office. “It’s very important that we address this public concern,” he […]

3 attorneys recommended to fill district judgeship in Papillion

OWH 11/29/17 LINCOLN — Three attorneys have been recommended for consideration to fill a vacancy on the State District Court bench in Papillion. A nominating committee has forwarded Cass County Attorney Nathan Cox and Julie Bear, both of Plattsmouth, and Steven Delaney of Bellevue. The vacancy was caused by the retirement of District Judge William […]

Justice Department moves to end routine gag orders on tech firms

The Justice Department has issued new guidelines aimed at providing more transparency around prosecutors’ secret demands for customer data stored on tech firms’ servers. The binding guidance, approved last week by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, ends the routine imposition of gag orders barring companies from telling customers that their email or other records have been turned […]