This Note examines the development and significance of the Nebraska "clearly statutory" rule. In addition, it considers the views of other courts on this issue, and the wisdom of adopting a restrictive viewpoint regarding citizens' rights to challenge the actions of government agencies.

I. Introduction

II. The Decision … A. Facts … B. Holding

III. Definition of “Contested Case” and the Effect of L.B. 137 … B. Evolution of Nebraska’s “Clearly Statutory” Rule … C. The Presumption of a Right to Judicial Review

IV. Conclusion