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Grand jury in Nebraska
In an age in which many, if not most, commentators have come to criticize the utility and practice of the grand jury system of indicting people for criminal conduct, Nebraska has reexamined its century-old practice of ...
"Fate worse than death" - An essay on whether long times on death row are cruel times
This essay's focus is whether extended incarceration on death row is, itself, so cruel and unusual as to implicate Eighth Amendment values and constitute a ground for relief. To answer this question, we must explore, first, ...
State v. Burlison redefines the malice requirement: Now what? A dialogue on Nebraska's evolving homicide law
Professor Richard E. Shugrue ("RES") of Creighton University School of Law, and Professor John R. Snowden ("JRS") of the University of Nebraska College of Law, met at Creighton University on a Friday in mid-September, 1998, ...
Roscoe Pound : Arguably Nebraska's single greatest contribution to American legal history
(Ohio University Press, 2008)
Faithful to the Constitution: The roadblock for Nebraska's schools
For six decades, American schools have been the major battleground in the controversy surrounding the doctrine of separation of church and state. This struggle, inevitably, pits claims that public agents have violated the ...
Roscoe Pound, Commissioner
Elections: Corrupt practices and inadequate responses: The case of the Nebraska election laws
Two major concerns about campaign expenditures have been articulated. One is a "deep-seated conviction that the raising of large sums of money is evidence of corruption through the favoritism granted by government officials ...
Even-handed justice in Nebraska: The preliminary hearing and the plea in abatement
In Stone v. Powell,1 the Supreme Court of the United States put the states on notice that they would become increasingly the last fora for the adjudication of the rights of criminally accused. The decision's withdrawal of ...