death penalty

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that wants to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty through a ballot measure will submit its signatures to the secretary of state's office a day early.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Nebraska is reviewing allegations by a civil liberties group that state officials are trying to violate federal law through their attempts to import lethal injection drugs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is defending his $100,000 donation to a group that's leading a ballot drive to save the death penalty.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that opposes Nebraska's death penalty petition drive has released two television ads urging voters not to sign a petition that seeks to put the issue on the 2016 ballot.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters can expect to hear a lot about the death penalty this summer from influential people in their communities, from their local church pastor to the county sheriff.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska death penalty supporters have expanded the coalition that is seeking to place the issue on the 2016 general election ballot.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that wants to put Nebraska's death penalty on the 2016 ballot has hired a consultant to help circulate petitions before an August 27th deadline.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A ballot campaign to preserve Nebraska's death penalty will be led by an Omaha state lawmaker and the state treasurer.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Death penalty supporters have announced a new referendum campaign to place the issue before voters following last week's legislative vote to abolish capital punishment.

A UNO political scientist says the Unicameral’s vote Wednesday abolishing the death penalty in Nebraska is “hugely significant.”