The Judicial Nominating Commission has forwarded the names of two nominees to Gov. Dave Heineman for his consideration to fill an open judgeship in central Nebraska.
The nominees are North Platte attorney Richard Birch and Lincoln
County Attorney Rebecca Harling. They are seeking appointment as
Nebraska's 11th Judicial District judge to replace Judge John
Murphy, who retired last month. The district consists of 17 central
and western Nebraska counties and is based in North Platte.
Heineman will schedule interviews with nominees in the coming weeks.