The purpose of this Comment is to examine further a proposal for complete court reform in Nebraska put forth in an article entitled The Justice of the Peace in Nebraska, and to study some of the advantages of a unified court system. Such a court system would vest the judicial power of the state in one court of justice, rather than in several autonomous courts. However, this one court would be divided into courts of different levels under one administrative head. The problem is approached in two ways, which will first indicate the need for some kind of reform, and then point to possible solutions. Initially the study examines the history of the Nebraska judicial system by surveying the evolution of the judicial article in the Nebraska Constitution, placing particular emphasis on changes or proposed changes which point toward a more flexible and unified court system. The Model Judicial Article proposed by the American Bar Association is then compared with Nebraska's present judicial article, and also to a proposed amendment to that article recently passed by the Unicameral.
Thomas D. Sutherland,
The Nebraska Judicial Article: A Time for Reform,
49 Neb. L. Rev. 103
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