Hergert Impeachment Trial: Verdict: Guilty.
The Nebraska Supreme Court released its opinion in the Hergert Impeachment case today. The Supreme Court convicted him of two impeachable offenses and ordered Hergert removed from office.
According to the Supreme Court:
[I]n the primary and general elections, Hergert intentionally manipulated and violated Nebraska's campaign finance laws, in a scheme to prevent his opponents from receiving public campaign funds. . . . During the campaign and, significantly, after he took office, Hergert intentionally filed false reports of campaign spending in an attempt to cover up his conduct. Hergert's various explanations for his actions contradict one another and are not believable.
You can read the full opinion HERE.
Nebraska State Paper, July 7, 2006
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)