Latest Nebraska Supreme Court News

Nebraska court says death row inmate can't be own lawyer

Oct. 08, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man sentenced to death for the killing and dismemberment of a Lincoln woman he met on the date app Tinder will not get to serve as his own attorney in his automatic appeal. The Nebraska Supreme Court last week rejected Aubrey Trail’s plan to...

Man condemned for killing Tinder date seeks to be own lawyer

Sep. 22, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man sentenced to death for the killing and dismemberment of a Lincoln woman he met on the dating app Tinder is seeking to fire his team of attorneys and represent himself in his appeal. Aubrey Trail, 55, filed the request last week with the...

Nebraska lawmakers may end session without approving maps

Sep. 21, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The top leader of Nebraska's Legislature warned Tuesday that he will end the special session convened to draw new congressional and legislative maps if lawmakers fail to advance both measures by Saturday, a move that would likely delay the state's May 2022 primary...

Appeal denied for Omaha man serving 3 life sentences

Sep. 03, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday denied a postconviction appeal by a man serving three life sentences for the 2012 shooting deaths of three Omaha men in a botched drug robbery. The state’s high court said Timothy Britt, 34, failed to show in...