Former state lawmaker Ernie Chambers is known for seeking the censure of Nebraska judges he believes have acted outside the bounds of fairness, now, he has a new target.
Nebraska’s longest serving state Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha address supporters on the stairs of the Capitol in Lincoln, Neb., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, on the last day of a legislative session. Sen. Chambers, the state’s longest-serving and best-known lawmaker, is famous for his ability to single-handedly filibuster bills, often bringing the Legislature to a standstill. He was forced out of office for four years in 2009 due to newly enacted term limits, but returned to his old seat in January 2013. He served two more terms and will be forced out of office again in January 2021. On Thursday afternoon, more than 100 people gathered outside the Capitol to celebrate his tenure. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former state lawmaker Ernie Chambers is known for seeking the censure of Nebraska judges he believes have acted outside the bounds of fairn
Now, Chambers is targeting a judge in the state’s northeastern corner who saw the Nebraska Supreme Court overturn his denial of an adoption petition to a same-sex coup
In a complaint filed last week with the Nebraska Judicial Qualifications Commission, Chambers accuses Dixon County Judge Douglas Luebe violated state law requiring judges perform their duties “fairly and impartially” and “without bias or prejudice.”
Luebe described himself as “old-fashioned” in denying an adoption petition for a same-sex married couple last year. The state’s Supreme Court overturned that denial in March.