Andrea Miller far left seated with the Nebraska Supreme Court Nebraska District Court Judge Andrea D. Miller of Gering, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on November 1, 2022.
She sat in place of Justice Jonathan Papik, who was recused from all three cases. The Court session was held in the Supreme Court Courtroom of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln.
Seven justices make up the Nebraska Supreme Court: Chief Justice Michael Heavican and six associate justices. On occasion, a justice must recuse him or herself from a case, and a judge from a district court or the Court of Appeals is asked to sit with the Supreme Court.
It is quite possibly the first time a Native American judge has sat in on a Nebraska State Supreme Court Case.