Judicial Branch

In order to become a member of the judiciary, a CBS citizen must generally be appointed by the sitting Boys’ State Governor.

Citizens seeking a judicial appointment to either the Supreme Court or one of two District Courts must appear before a nominating committee, typically comprised of each pair of candidates (Nationalist and Federalist) for high political office who survive the primary election.  The nominating committee forwards its recommendations to the governor for final appointment.  Once appointed, members of the judiciary may be formally sworn-in by a member of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Citizens aspiring to the judiciary not appointed to the bench serve as attorneys presenting cases in dedicated sessions throughout the week.  Arguments culminate in review by the Cornhusker Boys’ State Supreme Court, traditionally at the Nebraska Capitol within the dignified courtroom of the Nebraska Supreme Court.


Grand Settings for the CBS Supreme Court and Legislature

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