Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is seeking a court
order that would allow the state pardons board to lessen the sentences of prison inmates serving life for crimes they committed as juveniles.
The attorney general filed the motion Tuesday after a Douglas County judge blocked the pardons board from holding hearings on 24
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad took similar action in July, when he commuted life without parole sentences of 38
Bruning released a statement Tuesday saying, "Today's filing states that Article IV, Section 13 of the Nebraska
Constitution gives the Nebraska Board of Pardons the authority to make
"These hearings are the most efficient
way to ensure justice is served and the public is protected from dangerous