The Bill of Rights, like its counterpart in the U.S. Constitution, defines basic personal liberties, identifies the elements of the criminal justice system, and establishes safeguards for personal property. The Nebraska version also provides for access to the courts to protect these rights. Although state courts are able to interpret the protection provided by their constitutions more liberally than the U.S. Supreme Court, most follow the leads indicated by the federal judiciary. Nebraska is no exception here. For example, in matters of criminal justice, Barry...
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