death penalty

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters can expect to hear a lot about capital punishment between now and the November election.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lancaster County judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging the death-penalty question going to Nebraska voters in November, but has also prevented a pro-death penalty group from being part of another suit challenging ballot wording.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say they're looking for ways to recover more than $54,000 that was spent on lethal injection drugs from a supplier in India.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that opposes Nebraska's death penalty says the state won't be able to import lethal injection drugs without violating federal law and exposing itself to additional legal challenges.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says the state is still working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to try to import lethal injection drugs from India.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's death penalty will stay on the books until voters decide next year whether to keep it.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Opponents of a campaign to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty have filed a lawsuit arguing that ballot language drafted by the attorney general's office is slanted in favor of death penalty supporters.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska death penalty opponents allege in a lawsuit that a ballot measure to reinstate the punishment is invalid because Gov. Pete Ricketts wasn't listed as a sponsor.

Lethal injection drugs bound for Nebraska halted in India

Sep 18, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An attempt to ship lethal injection drugs from India to Nebraska was thwarted several weeks ago when the items were flagged because they didn't have proper papers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Attorneys for a Nebraska death row inmate say the state's recent struggle over capital punishment has raised new legal questions that they need to explore, while a state attorney says the prisoner has exhausted all options except for clemency.

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