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Nebraska Court of Appeals

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Nebraska Court of Appeals
Court information
Judges:   6
Founded:   1991
Salary:   $[1]
Judicial selection
Method:   Commission-selection, political appointment
Term:   6 years


The Nebraska Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court in Nebraska. It was established by a constitutional amendment on September 6, 1991 and is primarily located in the state capitol in Lincoln. For convenience, the court occasionally travels to other cities to hear cases.[2] The court consists of six judges who are nominated by the Governor from lists created by judicial nominating commissions. A chief judge is selected by the six judges on the court and approved by the Nebraska Supreme Court to serve a two-year renewable term.[2][3] Judges on the Nebraska Court of Appeals serve six-year terms and subsquently run in retention elections.[3]

In Nebraska, all cases seeking to appeal the decision of a lower court must be presented in the Court of Appeals. Exceptions to this rule include cases involving a sentence of death or life imprisonment or cases involving the constitutionality of a statute. Cases falling under those circumstances are appealed in the Nebraska Supreme Court.[2] Cases can petition the Supreme Court to bypass the Court of Appeals and proceed directly to the Supreme Court's docket.[2]


JudgeTermAppointed by
Justice Lindsey Miller-Lerman1998-2020Gov. Ben Nelson
Chief Judge Everett Inbody2004-2016
Judge John Irwin1992-2020
Judge Frankie Moore2000-2016
Judge Michael Pirtle2011-2020Gov. Dave Heineman
Judge Riko E. Bishop2013-2016Gov. Dave Heineman

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JudgeElection Vote
PirtleMichael Pirtle 
IrwinJohn Irwin