Nebraska State Constitution Article V-7

Article V-7


Chief Justice; Associate Justices; qualifications.

No person shall be eligible to the office of Chief Justice or Judge of the Supreme Court unless he shall be at least thirty years of age, and a citizen of the United States, and shall have resided in this state at least three years next preceding his selection; nor, in the case of a Judge of the Supreme Court selected from a Supreme Court judicial district, unless he shall be a resident and elector of the district from which selected.


  • Neb. Const. art. VI, sec. 7 (1875);
  • Amended 1920, Constitutional Convention, 1919-1920, No. 15;
  • Transferred by Constitutional Convention, 1919-1920, art. V, sec. 7;
  • Amended 1962, Laws 1961, c. 252, sec. 2(2), p. 742.


Neither this section nor section 5 makes any mention of application to substitute judges. ConAgra, Inc. v. Cargill, Inc., 223 Neb. 92, 388 N.W.2d 458 (1986).

Unlike officer designated in this section, there is no requirement that candidate for office of Secretary of State be a resident of the state. State ex rel. Brazda v. Marsh, 141 Neb. 817, 5 N.W.2d 206 (1942).