District Judge Terri Harder Sits With Nebraska Supreme Court For Case

Nebraska District Court Judge Terri S. Harder of Minden was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on November 2, 2021.

Harder heard arguments in the case of State of Nebraska v. Joshua W. Keadle out of Gage County where, on February 13, 2020, the jury found Keadle guilty of second-degree murder. She sat in place of Justice John Freudenberg, who was recused from the case. The Court session was held in the Supreme Court Courtroom of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln.

Seven justices make up the Nebraska Supreme Court: Chief Justice Mike Heavican and six associate justices. On occasion, a justice must recuse him or herself from a case, and a judge from a district court or the Court of Appeals is asked to sit with the Supreme Court.