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Nebraska: Legislature hires lawyer for recommendation on impeachment of Hergert

Lincoln Journal Star Online
The Lincoln Journal Star reports: University of Nebraska Regent Dave Hergert now has another attorney looking into his campaign finance violations, this time to help determine whether they are impeachable offenses.

On Monday, a special legislative committee that will recommend what, if any, action the Legislature should take against the new regent approved the hiring of attorney Clarence Mock of Oakland.

Mock, who will be paid $175 an hour, is expected to focus on whether Hergertís actions warrant impeachment and the legal viability of pursuing impeachment, said Sen. Pat Bourne of Omaha, chairman of the legislative committee.

Bourne will ask Mock to review constitutional and statutory provisions related to impeachment, he said. Mock likely will not be asked to look into the possible criminal component of Hergertís case. --