The Nebraska Supreme Court and the Theory of "Legislative Acquiescene," Erosion of he Legislative Funcion of the Nebraska Unicameral in Light of the Recent Nebraska Supreme Court's Decision in Lenz v. Central Parking

dc.contributor.authorSiems, Tiernan T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-12T18:02:14Z
dc.date.available2015-10-12T18:02:14Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.date.monthMarch
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION|Result oriented decisions, whatever their motivation, erode principles of separation of powers, stare decisis, and judicial credibility. In interpreting the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Act (the "Act"), the Nebraska Supreme Court has recently demonstrated a pattern of reaching decisions based upon a desired outcome rather than upon sound judicial principles. Because less and less regard for the established rule of law has been shown in some of the court's most recent decisions, stare decisis has been replaced with random uncertainty. At the same time, the Nebraska Unicameral's legislative authority has been appropriated, using a novel idea that elected State Senators can cede such constitutionally provided power through passive inactivity, or "acquiescence", as the Nebraska Supreme Court has labeled it...en_US
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.note2014-2015en_US
dc.description.pages289-343en_US
dc.description.versionPublisher's Final Version
dc.description.volume48
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/72810
dc.program.unitCreighton University School of Law
dc.publisherCreighton University School of Lawen_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.rights.holderCreighton Universityen_US
dc.time.yr2014-2015
dc.titleThe Nebraska Supreme Court and the Theory of "Legislative Acquiescene," Erosion of he Legislative Funcion of the Nebraska Unicameral in Light of the Recent Nebraska Supreme Court's Decision in Lenz v. Central Parkingen_US
dc.title.workCreighton University Law Reviewen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
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