Lincoln Journal Star| Apr. 8, 2016
By LORI PILGER
The Nebraska Attorney General's office has filed notice it will appeal a federal judge's decision to block the state from putting a 13-year-old boy who moved here from Minnesota on its public list of sex offenders. In his ruling last month, Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf wrote that it made no sense to believe Nebraska statutes were intended to be more punitive to juveniles adjudicated elsewhere than those that go through the system here.
Josh Weir, the family's attorney, called the attorney general's decision to appeal shameful; "An absolute waste of time, energy and resources."
Asked about the decision, Suzanne Gage, the Attorney General's director of communications, said the office appealed "because the outcome of the case has important ramifications on how Nebraska's Sex Offender Registry Act should be properly interpreted."