Nebraska Law Review takes pride in presenting the third annual Supreme Court Review. This section is devoted to analyses of recent decisions which the Review staff believes are cases of first impression or landmark rulings which substantially alter a particular area of case law in Nebraska. We hope this critical discussion will provide attorneys with a comprehensive study of selected case holdings and an analysis of how these decisions relate to previous Nebraska decisions, and allow our staff to critically compare the resultant case law with that of other jurisdictions. The cases discussed here were decided in the September term 1969 and the January term 1970, and update 49 Nebraska Law Review 537 (1970), which analyzed the January term 1969. This section does not include those cases which are or may become the subjects of individual casenotes. Thus all recent important decisions are not contained herein.

I. Criminal Law … A. Effective Waiver of Counsel … B. Lineup and In-Court Identification Problems … C. Prejudicial Jury Instructions … D. Probable Cause … E. Right to a Speedy Trial

II. Real Property … A. State v. Bardsley, 185 Neb. 629, 177 N.W.2d 599 (1970) … B. Dewey v. Montessori Educational Center, Inc., 185 Neb. 791, 178 N.W.2d 792 (1970) … C. Westbrook v. Masonic Manor, 185 Neb. 660, 178 N.W.2d 280 (1970)

III. Civil Procedure … A. Abbott v. Abbott, 185 Neb. 177, 174 N.W.2d 335 (1970) … B. State ex rel. Sampson v. Kenny, 185 Neb. 177, 174 N.W.2d 335 (1970) … C. Lydick v. Johns, 185 Neb. 717, 178 N.W.2d 581 (1970) … D. Schmer v. Gilleland, 185 Neb. 54, 173 N.W.2d 391 (1970)