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Lindsey Miller-Lerman

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Lindsey Miller-Lerman
Current Court Information:
Nebraska Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $
Appointed by:   Gov. Ben Nelson
Active:   1998-2020
Past post:   Judge, Nebraska Court of Appeals
Past chief:   1996-1998
Past term:   1992-1998
Past post 2:   Attorney in private practice
Past term 2:   1975-1992
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Wellesley College, Massachusetts
Law School:   Columbia University School of Law in 1973
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Supreme Court
Position:  Retention
State:  Nebraska
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014

Lindsey Miller-Lerman is a justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court. She was appointed to the court in September 1998 by Governor Ben Nelson, a Democrat. Miller-Lerman was most recently retained in 2014 for a term that expires in 2020.[1]



See also: Nebraska judicial elections, 2014
Miller-Lerman ran for retention to the Supreme Court. The general election took place on November 4, 2014.[1]


Miller-Lerman was retained with 68% of the vote.[2]


She was retained by voters in 2002, winning 75% of the vote.[3]


Miller-Lerman received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and her J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law in 1973. She also earned an honorary doctorate from the College of St. Mary, Omaha, Nebraska in 1993.[4]


2012 judicial performance evaluation

Every two years, the Nebraska State Bar Association compiles responses from lawyers to evaluate judges in the state. Subjects are rated in seven categories, then a determination is made for whether the judge should be retained. The seven categories considered are: legal analysis; impartiality; attentiveness; opinions; judicial temperament and demeanor; appropriate communication; and timeliness.

92.9 percent of respondents stated that Justice Miller-Lerman should be retained in office. To read the full evaluation, see: Nebraska State Bar Association, "2012 Evaluation Results".

Political ideology

See also: Political ideology of State Supreme Court Justices

In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Miller-Lerman received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of -0.21, indicating a liberal ideological leaning. This is more liberal than the average CF score of -0.18 that justices received in Nebraska. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.[5]

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