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Gov. Ricketts Names Nathan Cox to Second Judicial District Judgeship

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LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he has appointed Nathan Cox to the Second Judicial District of the Nebraska Court System.


Cox, 53, is the County Attorney for Cass County.  In this role, Cox directs the prosecution of over 3,000 cases annually through County Court and additional cases in District Court.  Cox also handles appeals to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.  Previously, Cox served as the Deputy County Attorney for the Adams County Attorney’s Office.


Nathan holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Brigham Young University, as well as a Juris Doctor from the Creighton University School of Law.


The Second Judicial District serves Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy Counties.


The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge William B. Zastera.