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Holding McDonald’s Accountable

Thousands of McDonald’s employees have spoken out against a culture of unchecked sexual harassment. It’s a problem across the nation, including in Nebraska.

September 20, 2020

Olsufka v. City of Wayne

Jeff Olsufka became dehydrated and ill while doing yard work outside his home. A community member called police to check in on him.

September 20, 2020

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

Vindicating Elise Poole's Constitutional Rights

As young people engaged in peaceful protest in support of Black lives and against police brutality, law enforcement officers in Lincoln met those calls with a militarized response and brutal police practices.

June 30, 2020