Why are the members of the Nebraska Pardons Board having to take countless pardon applications for minor crimes? Simple, the Nebraska Supreme Court said so. Journalstar.com See also State v. Bainbridge, 249 Neb. 260, 543 N.W.2d 154 (1996). Board of parole; members; powers; reprieves; proceedings; power to pardon; limitations "The Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State, sitting as a board, shall have power to remit fines and forfeitures and to grant respites, reprieves, pardons, or commutations in all cases of conviction for offenses against the laws of the state, except treason and cases of impeachment. The Board of Parole may advise the Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State on the merits of any application for remission, respite, reprieve, pardon or commutation but such advice shall not be binding on them."