This Note analyzes the five-day Nebraska adoption statutes and argues that the statutes are unconstitutional. More specifically, Part II of this Note provides an overview of the two Nebraska Supreme Court decisions. Following this discussion, Part III provides a due process and equal protection analysis of the five-day statutes in light of these two decisions and the four relevant United States Supreme Court decisions. Part IV looks at the underlying legislative history of the statutes and offers a hypothesis for the existing confusion surrounding the statutes. Finally, Part V presents a proposal for statutory reform. The statutory proposal includes new statutory provisions and the relevant research and reasoning supporting such provisions.
Daniel S. Wilson,
Nebraska's Five-Day Statute of Limitations for Unwed Fathers,
67 Neb. L. Rev.
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