15 February 2018 :
Judge Dismisses ACLU Death Penalty Suit. Lancaster County District judge John Colburn has dismissed a suit that tried to do away with Nebraska’s Death Penalty. The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska filed the suit (see December 4, 2017), hoping to invalidate the referendum in which voters overwhelmingly brought back capital punishment after the legislature abolished it. Nebraska’s Attorney, General Doug Peterson, praised the ruling by Judge Colburn, calling it a thorough examination of Nebraska Case Law. Recently, the Attorney General’s office notified death row inmates Carey Dean Moore and Jose Sandoval that the drugs for their lethal injection executions were in hand, but no death warrant has yet been sought for either one.