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In re Yasmin S.

In July 2020, a Dixon County judge denied a couple's petition to adopt a child simply because they were listed in their petition as "wife and wife."  

May 7, 2021

Storrs v. Maas et. al.

On December 26, 2019, Jason Storrs and his partner were driving home when they noticed a cruiser weaving through traffic to pull in behind them.

May 7, 2021

ProBLAC v. City of Omaha

During 2020’s historic protests, Omaha Police met peaceful protesters with militarized force and made mass arrests to enforce minor misdemeanor charges. 

May 7, 2021

Jane Roe v. Folts-Oberle et. al.

When state officials at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women denied a woman her constitutional right to access abortion care, we stepped in.

May 7, 2021

Denny v. Niobrara Public Schools

A reminder to local teachers and administrators: students have rights.

We’re representing Lorenzo Denny, a student who was assaulted by a teacher while he was at a dance at Niobrara High School.

September 20, 2020