Nebraska State Constitution Article V-11

Article V-11


District court judges; change of number; boundaries.

The Legislature may change the number of judges of the district courts and alter the boundaries of judicial districts. Such change in number or alterations in boundaries shall not vacate the office of any judge. Such districts shall be formed of compact territory bounded by county lines.


  • Neb. Const. art. VI, sec. 11 (1875);
  • Amended 1920, Constitutional Convention, 1919-1920, No. 15;
  • Transferred by Constitutional Convention, 1919-1920, art. V, sec. 11;
  • Amended 1972, Laws 1971, LB 303, sec. 1.


The Governor must approve bills increasing number of districts. State ex rel. Main v. Crounse, 36 Neb. 835, 55 N.W. 246 (1893).

Legislature may provide additional judges of district court. State ex rel. Morton v. Stevenson, 18 Neb. 416, 25 N.W. 585 (1885).