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Juridical Resources Commission to consider whether to keep critical judgeship in panhandle | Rural Radio Network

Juridical Resources Commission to consider whether to keep critical judgeship in panhandle

Juridical Resources Commission to consider whether to keep critical judgeship in panhandle

Nebraska’s Judicial Resources Commission will convene June 27th to consider whether to declare a vacancy in the 12th Judicial District following the retirement earlier this year of District Judge Randy Lippstreu.

The commission will consider judicial workload statistics and other issues in determining whether to make a recommendation to the Supreme Court that the judgeship should be retained in the panhandle, specifically Scott Bluff County, or be placed in another location.

The local bar association has had to fight several times to keep the current alignment of judges as efforts have been made to move judgeships to the eastern end of the state, particularly the Omaha area.

It’s expected the bar association will once again need to argue the distances between communities, the need to retain adequate judicial access for the rural areas and the heavy workload in Scotts Bluff County justify retaining the judgeship in the 12th Judicial district.

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