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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.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says his administration is still pursuing lethal injection drugs for executions but will not decide how to proceed until state officials verify the signatures on a petition to keep capital punishment legal.

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.”

Attorney General Doug Peterson says he’ll seek a court order to resolve whether the state can carry out the sentences of Nebraska’s 10 death row inmates.

Nebraska abolishes death penalty

May 27, 2015

Nebraska will now be the 19th state in the U.S. without the death penalty.

Senators expected to vote Wednesday on death penalty veto override

May 27, 2015

LINCOLN-- State senators will be faced with yet another historic vote Wednesday afternoon: whether or not to uphold their original vote on LB 268 and override the governor's veto of the bill repealing the death penalty in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has vetoed a bill to abolish the death penalty in the traditionally conservative state, sending it back to lawmakers who will attempt an override.

Unicameral gives final approval to death penalty repeal

May 20, 2015

Governor Pete Ricketts says he’ll veto bills to repeal Nebraska’s death penalty and end mandatory minimum sentences for some crimes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska has cleared another critical vote in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says state officials have bought all three drugs required to carry out executions.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to abolish the death penalty in Nebraska is dead for the year.

Legislation introduced to abolish death penalty in Nebraska

Mar 14, 2013

Nebraska would become the 18th state in the United States to abolish the death penalty under a bill introduced by Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha.