Ricketts Helps Celebrate Phi Delta Phi Centennial 2/12/19 02/12/19 11:37:28 AM
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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts moves around the room as he answers law students’ wide-ranging questions. (Photo by Lorraine Boyd)
Ricketts Helps Celebrate Phi Delta Phi Centennial
The Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society Inn at Creighton School of Law kicked off a year-long celebration of their centennial on campus by sponsoring a visit from Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts.
Feb. 6, law students, professors and others heard the governor give an informal presentation on the current
state of the three branches of government in Nebraska.
He then opened the session up for questions and there was no shortage of them. Topics ranged from his stands on immigration, minimum wage, medical marijuana and consolidation of small Nebraska counties. The governor said local involvement is a must in those cases.
Inn President Christopher McMahon got the answers he was seeking on a bill which cleans up a typo in a very old bill that has had an adverse impact on recent judicial decisions.
One student wrapped up the Q&A with a question on future plans for the Chicago Cubs, the baseball team that the governor’s family owns.
“We won the World Series in 2016 and last year we won 95 games, which would have put us in the championship were it not for a couple of unlucky playoffs, so we’re doing it right,” he said.
Phi Delta Phi will welcome Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson to campus on March 19 at noon in the second of their series of talks.
– By Lorraine Boyd