Nebraska prison officials and medical staff accused of deliberately ignoring an ill prisoner's declining medical condition are entitled to qualified immunity, a divided Eighth Circuit ruled. Convicted murderer James Saylor, an inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary, sued the state department of correctional services, the prison director, and several […]
A federal appeals court has found that an Omaha police officer did not violate a Pennsylvania man's constitutional rights by detaining him after the man was given a warning, then searching his truck. The ruling Wednesday by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the ruling last year of a lower court that threw out the search of Brent Englehart […]
President Obama has nominated Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl to a seat on the Eighth Circuit Court; she is an assistant U.S. attorney in Fargo, N.D. In nominating her on Thursday, the president praised her "unwavering integrity and an outstanding commitment to public service." Puhl was born and raised in Devils Lake, N.D., got her bachelor's degree […]
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