Weimer Gets His Day In Court (Supreme Court)
District Justice Invited To Serve On Nebraska’s High Court For A Day
September 9, 2021
On Aug. 31, Judge Derek Weimer of Sidney was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court. Judge Weimer is the district judge of the 12th District, which includes Kimball, Cheyenne and Banner counties, and nine other Panhandle counties.
There are seven justices on the Nebraska Supreme, including Chief Justice Mike Heavican and six associate justices. The opportunity for Weimer arose because on specific occasions a justice must recuse him or herself from a case, and a district judge or Court of Appeals judge is asked to sit with the Supreme Court. Aug. 31 was Judge Derek Weimer day.
Weimer will be busy while sitting on the bench in Lincoln as they will hear oral arguments in five different cases, including Preserve the Sandhills LLC v. Cherry County Nebraska.
Other cases are Ag Valley Cooperative v. Servinsky Engineering PLLC, State v. Grant, Schmid v. Simmons, and deVries v. L & L Custom Builders Inc.
Weimer was in private practice in Scottsbluff before becoming county attorney. He received his law degree from Creighton University of Law, graduating cum laude in 1999.