I. Introduction

II. Nebraska Constitution of 1866

III. Statutory Arbitration

IV. Nebraska Common Law Arbitration Decisions: 1869–1901 … A. German-American Insurance Co. v. Etherton: Laying the Foundation … B. Schrandt v. Young: Commissioner Pound’s Initial Dicta

V. The Commissioners’ Decisions of 1902 … A. Grounding the Refusal to Enforce Arbitration Agreements in the Nebraska Constitution … 1. Hartford Fire … 2. Phoenix Insurance … B. Consequences of Choosing a Constitutional Basis

VI. The Law Since 1902

VII. Conclusion