Kansas

Criminal Justice

Gunman invaded chief judge’s home, held him hostage for 6 hours before release, authorities say

Education Law

Kansas Supreme Court gives lawmakers until June 30 to fix school funding inequities

Election Law

Federal judge orders Kansas to register to vote about 18,000 people who lacked citizenship proof

Judiciary

Kansas Supreme Court issues three opinions then overrules them on the same day

Criminal Justice

Man serving 20-year term in drug case gets concurrent time in lawyer’s death

White-Collar Crime

Collection lawyer takes mail fraud plea, admits diverting $1.2M in payments from medical client

Tort Law

Johnson & Johnson unit is settling cases over morcellators used in hysterectomies, lawyer says

Constitutional Law

Top Kansas court strikes law making it a crime to refuse a warrantless DUI test

Education Law

Kansas Supreme Court: Lawmakers have until June 30 to approve constitutional school-funding formula

Business of Law

Spencer Fane opens Oklahoma City office with 9 attorneys from Lester firm

Legislation & Lobbying

Kansas legislature backs off in separation-of-powers faceoff with state supreme court

Judiciary

Legislation advances to keep Kansas courts open

Legal Ethics

Lawyer who reported client threats is suspended for failing to file appeal on client’s behalf

Judiciary

Kansas supremes strike down law on chief judge appointments; is court funding in danger?

Criminal Justice

Man is released from prison after 15 years when DNA testing points finger at his brother

Judiciary

Kansas Supreme Court turns down recusal request in case that could shut down the courts

Constitutional Law

Seeking to regain his law license, former Kansas AG files federal civil rights suit

Evidence

Man takes plea in case over Facebook comments he made about murder trial

Judiciary

Judge’s injunction delays possible shutdown of Kansas courts

Judiciary

Will ruling shut down Kansas court system?