Doug Peterson

Nebraska Attorney General

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Grants Stay

Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit granted the State’s request to place a stay on the preliminary injunction entered by the trial court on June 13th. The trial court’s decision prohibited the State from applying Nebraska’s multi-county signature requirement, which requires ballot initiative sponsors to obtain signatures from 5% of the registered voters in 38 of Nebraska’s 93 counties.
 
The Eighth Circuit’s ruling means the State can now apply its multi-county requirement when signatures are submitted tomorrow. The Eighth Circuit will fully address the legal issues at a later date.