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Nebraska
8:01 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Court hears arguments in same-sex divorce case

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The case of a woman who wants to divorce her same-sex partner after legally marrying in Iowa is now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

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Nebraska
8:01 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Nebraska appeals court upholds denial of appeal

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Court of Appeals rejected the appeal of a man serving life for the 1984 shooting death of his wife in Omaha.

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Government
10:57 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Court rejects challenge to Nebraska city's immigration law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to a Nebraska city ordinance that bans renting homes to immigrants living in the country illegally.

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Government
11:45 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Iowa court adopts new media rules for courtrooms

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A rule going into effect May 1 will allow members of the news media to use laptops and cell phones in Iowa courtrooms with permission.

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Government
2:43 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Neb. high court vacates life sentences of 3 men

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has vacated the sentences of three men ordered imprisoned for life without parole when they were juveniles, citing a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down such sentences.

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Government
12:22 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Nebraska high court denies new murder trial to 2 men

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has denied new trials for two Omaha men convicted in the 2008 shooting death of another man outside an Omaha American Legion hall.

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Iowa
8:09 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Council Bluffs settles wrongful conviction lawsuit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The city of Council Bluffs has settled a lawsuit with two Omaha, Neb., men who sought millions of dollars after the courts concluded they were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for 25 years.

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Omaha
8:34 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Appeals court: jury should decide on Creighton med student case

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court says a jury should be allowed to decide whether Creighton University discriminated against a deaf medical school student.

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Iowa
8:29 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Attorneys for two exonerated men want to meet with jurors

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The attorneys for two men whose lawsuit against Council Bluffs and two former police officers for wrongful conviction ended in mistrial are asking permission from the judge to talk to jurors.

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Politics & Elections
10:46 am
Mon October 22, 2012

In Iowa justice vote, backers focus on equality

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Supporters of Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins are hoping that a campaign stressing Iowa's history of equality will convince voters to reject a conservative effort to oust him for approving same-sex marriage.

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