Hergert Impeachment Trial: Day Five.
Following are links to Monday, May 15, 2006, coverage of the impeachment trial of University of Nebraska Regent David Hergert before the Nebraska Supreme Court:
Day Five Coverage:
Omaha World Herald: Regent's Fate Now Rests With High Court.
The five-day impeachment trial ended on Monday. Prosecutor David Domina argued that Hergert "snubbed his nose at [the] law." Hergert's attorneys "respectfully ask[ed the court] to decline [the] invitation to overturn an election." No word on how long it will be before the court will issue a ruling.
Lincoln Journal Star: Hergert's Fate in Court's Hands.
Hergert's impeachment trial wrapped up on Monday. Prosecutor David Domina argued that Hergert failed to compete fairly and honorably and snubbed his nose at the law. Hergert's attorneys argued that the articles of impeachment were not proven and that the case was built on innuendo. According to Hergert's attorneys, "technical violations" fail to prove that Hergert acted intentionally.
Nebraska State Paper: Supreme Court Hears Final Arguments on Removing NU Regent From Office.
The Hergert impeachment trial wrapped up on Monday. Prosecutor David Domina argued that the evidence showed Hergert consistently and deliberately violated the law. The defense argued that the violations were not intentional and a finding of guilt would "rewrite the constitution."
WOWT TV.com: Impeachment Trial Concludes.
Hergert's fate now rests with the Supreme Court. Prosecutor David Domina argued that Hergert repeatedly lied and broke campaign finance laws to deprive his challenger from accessing public money. Hergert's attorneys argued that the Legislature had "used 'special effects' in order to 'make innocent conduct appear sinister.'"
Kierkegaard Lives Daily Impeachment Trial Coverage:
Day One Coverage.
Day Two Coverage.
Day Three Coverage.
Day Four Coverage.
Day Five Coverage.
Kierkegaard Lives, May 4, 2006 (discussing arguments on Hergert's Motion to Dismiss).
Kierkegaard Lives, April 28, 2006 (discussing pending impeachment trial).
Nebraska Supreme Court Case Site (with .pdf copies of filings in the case)