Nebraska

Falling in the Great Plains and Midwestern Portion of the US, Nebraska is just over 77,000 sq. miles in land area, and over 1.9 million inhabitants, making it the 16th largest, and 37th by population in the US. Its largest city of Omaha lies on the Missouri River, and the capital city is Lincoln.

Characteristic of Midwestern states, approximately 89% of the cities in the state have fewer than 3000 residents living in them. Omaha and Lincoln, among other urbanized cities in the state, are more highly-populated however. The state has a large agricultural sector, and is a major producer of beef, corn, soybeans, and pork. Freight and transport, IT, telecommunications and insurance, are other leading sectors which contribute to the state’s economy.

Nebraska State Government Structure

The state government of Nebraska is broken into three branches: executive, judicial and legislative branch.

  • The executive branch are all elected officials, and they all serve for four years.  The offices in the executive branch are the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, and State Auditor.
  • The legislative branch in Nebraska is a unicameral legislature that is non-partisan.  The members, called Senators, are elected with no party affiliation.  The legislature may override a governor veto with three-fifths of a vote, instead of a two-thirds required by other states.  The state, when originally founded, had a bicameral legislature like most other states, but Nebraska voted to make the switch to a unicameral legislature in 1934.
  • Nebraska has a unified judicial system, with the Nebraska Supreme Court having authority over all the courts within the state.  There are county courts, twelve district courts, and the Nebraska State Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from juvenile courts, workers compensation courts, and the district courts.

The state’s political power falls with the Republican party, as US senators and House Representatives, are all members of the political party. Nebraska has five electoral votes in US Presidential Elections; it is one of two states which allow for party-splits in electoral votes, depending upon election turnout and results in different counties throughout the state. Two votes are awarded to the popular vote, and remaining three to the highest vote getter in the state. The state has only voted in 7 Democratic nominees and the remaining 31 elected Presidents voted into officer were members of the Republican party.

The National Law Review covers a broad range of cases, legislation, agency news, and stories, which are centralized around the state of Nebraska. Employment non-compete clauses, telehealth services in the state, new state legislation, data security and bitcoin transactions, and other important news stories are covered by the National Law Review. Visitors can rely on the free-online business news website for the latest state news, how it affects locals, and its impact on the US and federal law.  

Date Title Organization
21
Feb
Nebraska Passes Genetic Information Privacy Act Jackson Lewis P.C.
31
Jan
USDA Awarding $19 Million in Grants to U.S. Business Owners to Increase Access to Clean, Affordable Domestic Biofuels Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
26
Jan
Top 10 for 2024 – Happy Data Privacy Day! Jackson Lewis P.C.
18
Jan
Following Maryland’s Lead? We Guess Everyone Wants to Go to Court. Icy Challenges to Nebraska’s Advertising Services Tax Act Start to Emerge McDermott Will & Emery
14
Dec
End of Year Consideration: Withholding Requirements Under New Jersey’s New Convenience of the Employer Rule Hunton Andrews Kurth
11
Dec
State and Local Hourly Minimum Wage Rate Increases are “Coming to Town” on January 1, 2024 Polsinelli PC
8
Nov
Right of Publicity Bill Would Federally Regulate AI-Generated Fakes Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
8
Aug
New State Laws Impact Licensing Requirements for Consumer Loan FinTechs and Their Special Purpose Entities Katten
30
Jun
Divided Court Gives Primacy to Freedom of Religion, Invokes “Major Questions Doctrine” to Overturn Student Loan Forgiveness Program – SCOTUS Today Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
18
Jun
When Tax Collection Is an Unconstitutional Taking Blank Rome LLP
15
Jun
Trending in Telehealth: June 6 – 12, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
7
Jun
Game On: Mid-Year Update on U.S. Gaming Industry's Expanding Regulations, Legislation, and Launches Blank Rome LLP
24
Feb
FFF Sovereign Immunity Series – Part VI Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
7
Dec
Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Food Sanitation Contractor to End Oppressive Child Labor Practices; Requires Hiring Outside Compliance Specialist U.S. Department of Labor
1
Dec
D.C., Nebraska, and Nevada Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increases Hunton Andrews Kurth
10
Nov
D.C. Voters Vote to Phase out Tip Credit and Nebraska Voters Raise State Minimum Wage Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
9
Nov
STUCK: Agency Sufficient to Establish Jurisdiction for TCPA Suit in Far Away Land Court Holds Troutman Amin, LLP
8
Oct
Man Sentenced to Prison for Threatening Election Official The U.S. Department of Justice
12
Aug
Post-Dobbs Abortion Enforcement: Nebraska Uses Facebook Messages as Evidence Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
2
Aug
PBM Regulatory Roundup (Summer 2022): States Continue PBM Oversight Activities Mintz
20
Jan
What Brands Can Expect from College Sports’ Ever Evolving NIL Landscape Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
1
Dec
Legal Status of Vaccine Mandates Foley & Lardner LLP
30
Nov
Court Blocks Implementation of CMS Vaccine Mandate in 10 States Greenberg Traurig, LLP
30
Nov
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Barred From Enforcing Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Rule in 10 States Jackson Lewis P.C.
29
Nov
Judge Blocks Portions of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Vaccine Mandate (US) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
24
Nov
Coalition of State Attorneys General Investigating Instagram’s Effects on Children Hunton Andrews Kurth
12
Nov
10 States Sue Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers Jackson Lewis P.C.
9
Nov
Nebraska’s Play for A Piece of The Digital Asset Pie K&L Gates
16
Sep
OCR Announces 20th Settlement Under Right of Access Initiative Robinson & Cole LLP
16
Apr
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – April 14-15, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
3
Mar
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – March 2, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
17
Feb
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – February 13-16, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
10
Feb
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – February 9, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
3
Feb
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – February 2, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
2
Feb
Recent State Fiduciary Duty Developments: Eight States Have Proposed or Finalized Best Interest Standards for Annuity Producers Faegre Drinker
2
Feb
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – January 30- February 1, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
26
Jan
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – January 23 – 25, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
30
Dec
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – December 24-28, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
18
Dec
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – December 16, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
15
Dec
District of Nevada Applies Agency Principles to TCPA Suit Against Messaging Platform and Consumer-Info Company, Dismisses Claims Faegre Drinker
13
Dec
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – December 11, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
8
Dec
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – December 5-7, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
30
Oct
Time to Vote: Employee and Employer Voting Leave Rights and Obligations for the 2020 Elections Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
28
Sep
“Preliminary Peek” Reveals Probable Jurisdiction Over Nebraska and Utah Defendants in Nevada, and so No Stay in Real Estate Lead Generator Case Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
9
Sep
Eight Nebraska Football Players Commence Litigation Against the Big Ten Seeking Reinstatement of Their Season and Monetary Damages Stark & Stark
22
Jul
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – July 21, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
8
Jul
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – July 7, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
3
Jul
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – July 2, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
5
Jun
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – June 3, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
15
May
Mayors Submit Letter To EPA Administrator On RFS Uphold And Proposed Waivers Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
 

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