Diocesan Statement on Attorney General subpoena 03-01-19

March 1, 2019

The Diocese of Lincoln has and will continue to cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation.

However, without any notice, more than 150 subpoenas were served this week by the Attorney General on the Diocese of Lincoln and its schools and parishes. In addition to being voluminous, the subpoenas were broad in scope and demanded compliance within three days. It was simply not possible to respond in a timely and complete way in this timeframe. 

For this reason, and consistent with its legal obligations, the Diocese filed a joint action with the Archdiocese of Omaha seeking judicial relief from the subpoenas. Despite having to take this step, the Diocese of Lincoln will continue to cooperate with the Attorney General to provide records and information in a timely and reasonable way.

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