United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
|United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
|Appeals to||Eighth Circuit|
|Established||March 25, 1867|
|Chief judge||Laurie Smith Camp|
The United States District Court for the District of Nebraska (in case citations, D. Neb.) is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is the state of Nebraska. Court offices are in Omaha, Lincoln, and North Platte.
Appeals from the District of Nebraska are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Nebraska represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current United States Attorney is Deborah R. Gilg.
The Chief Judge of the District of Nebraska is Judge Laurie Smith Camp.
In May 2005, Judge Joseph Bataillon struck down a constitutional amendment passed by Nebraska voters in 2000 that would have banned gay marriages. That decision, however, was reversed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. In its opinion issued on July 14, 2006, the Eighth Circuit held: the amendment rationally related to legitimate state interests, and therefore did not violate Equal Protection Clause; the amendment could not be considered bill of attainder; the amendment did not violate homosexuals' First Amendment right to associate; and the amendment did not violate homosexuals' First Amendment right to petition government for redress of grievances.
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|20||Chief Judge||Laurie Smith Camp||Omaha||1953||2001–present||2011–present||—||G.W. Bush|
|21||District Judge||John M. Gerrard||Lincoln||1953||2012–present||—||—||Obama|
|22||District Judge||Robert F. Rossiter, Jr.||Omaha||1956||2016–present||—||—||Obama|
|15||Senior Judge||Lyle Elmer Strom||Omaha||1925||1985–1995||1987–1994||1995–present||Reagan|
|17||Senior Judge||Richard G. Kopf||Lincoln||1946||1992–2011||1999–2004||2011–present||G.H.W. Bush|
|19||Senior Judge||Joseph F. Bataillon||Omaha||1949||1997–2014||2004–2011||2014–present||Clinton|
|#||Judge||State||Born–died||Active service||Chief Judge||Senior status||Appointed by||Reason for
|1||Dundy, Elmer ScipioElmer Scipio Dundy||NE||1830–1896||1868–1896||—||—||Johnson, A.A. Johnson||death|
|2||McHugh, William DouglasWilliam Douglas McHugh||NE||1859–1923||1896–1897||—||—||Cleveland, Cleveland||not confirmed|
|3||Munger, William HenryWilliam Henry Munger||NE||1845–1915||1897–1915||—||—||Cleveland, Cleveland||death|
|4||Munger, Thomas CharlesThomas Charles Munger||NE||1861–1941||1907–1941||—||1941||Roosevelt, T.T. Roosevelt||death|
|5||Woodrough, Joseph WilliamJoseph William Woodrough||NE||1873–1977||1916–1933||—||—||Wilson, Wilson||reappointment|
|6||Donohoe, James A.James A. Donohoe||NE||1877–1956||1933–1956||1948–1956||—||Roosevelt, F.F. Roosevelt||death|
|7||Delehant, John WayneJohn Wayne Delehant||NE||1890–1972||1942–1957||1956–1957||1957–1972||Roosevelt, F.F. Roosevelt||death|
|8||Robinson, Richard EarlRichard Earl Robinson||NE||1903–1991||1956–1972||1957–1972||1972–1991||Eisenhower, Eisenhower||death|
|9||Van Pelt, RobertRobert Van Pelt||NE||1897–1988||1957–1970||—||1970–1988||Eisenhower, Eisenhower||death|
|10||Urbom, Warren KeithWarren Keith Urbom||NE||1925–present||1970–1990||1972–1986||1990–2014||Nixon Nixon||retirement|
|11||Denney, Robert VernonRobert Vernon Denney||NE||1916–1981||1971–1981||—||1981||Nixon, Nixon||death|
|12||Dier, Richard A.Richard A. Dier||NE||1914–1972||1971–1972||—||—||Nixon, Nixon||death|
|13||Schatz, Albert GerardAlbert Gerard Schatz||NE||1921–1985||1973–1985||—||—||Nixon, Nixon||death|
|14||Beam, C. ArlenC. Arlen Beam||NE||1930–present||1981–1987||1986–1987||—||Reagan, Reagan||reappointment|
|16||Cambridge, William G.William G. Cambridge||NE||1931–2004||1988–2000||1994–1999||—||Reagan, Reagan||retirement|
|18||Shanahan, Thomas MichaelThomas Michael Shanahan||NE||1934–2011||1993–2004||—||2004–2011||Clinton, Clinton||death|
Succession of seats
- United States District Court for the District of Nebraska Official Website
- United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska Official Website