Doane To Host Nebraska Court of Appeals

CRETE – Doane University in Crete will host a session of the Nebraska Court of Appeals on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

The court will divide into its customary two panels with three judges each to hold arguments at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in Doane’s Heckman Auditorium.

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Frankie Moore said in a release that the judges welcome the opportunity to visit Doane and residents of the Crete area. “The invitation to hold our court sessions at the university provides us with a unique opportunity for community outreach on the beautiful Doane campus,” Moore said. “We look forward to meeting with students, college faculty and area residents.”

The Court of Appeals will hear several cases during both the morning and afternoon sessions, followed by an open question and answer session with students. Doane University students, along with government classes from area high schools, are invited to attend. Students will be given detailed descriptions of each case to help them follow the legal arguments.

The Nebraska Court of Appeals is the state’s second-highest court and reviews appeals from state trial court decisions. A decision of the Court of Appeals is final unless a party is granted further review by the Nebraska Supreme Court. The six judges on the Court of Appeals issue an average of 350 written opinions each year.

Those interested in attending can make arrangements by emailing or calling 402-826-6767.