Kansas

Criminal Justice

Man is acquitted in felony murder case, but supporter faces charges over Facebook posts

Constitutional Law

Man charged for claimed Facebook threat to storm courthouse over felony-murder trial

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer who had firm pay his personal expenses in lieu of a paycheck pleads guilty to tax evasion

Business of Law

Littler is hiring for new Kansas City admin center as it lays off 113 staffers in San Francisco

Judiciary

Kansas governor signs law cutting off court funding if courts strike down 2014 law

Judiciary

Kansas bill would defund courts if law on selection of chief judges is overturned

Constitutional Law

New Kansas abortion law is the first to ban common ‘dismemberment’ procedure

Constitutional Law

New ‘constitutional carry’ law in Kansas doesn’t require a permit to have a concealed handgun

Business of Law

Lewis Brisbois raids Kutak Rock to open in Wichita; 8 of 9 lawyers join the Los Angeles firm

Labor & Employment

Some gay state workers in Kansas still protected from discrimination, despite action by governor

Military Law

Army OKs hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

Trials & Litigation

Forcibly shaven, convicted Fort Hood shooter appears in court beardless

Trials & Litigation

Judge denies mistrial after man decks his attorney, says that would put ‘target’ on lawyers’ backs

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is suspended for ‘intentional bullying tactics’ in Facebook message

Legal History

Judge says investigative files for ‘In Cold Blood’ murders can be published by investigator’s son

Criminal Justice

Foster dad takes manslaughter plea in baby’s hot-car death

Labor & Employment

Hospital chain says job applicants who test positive for ‘tobacco use’ won’t be hired

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is disbarred for ‘inexplicable incompetence’ (see video of his argument in Jefferson garb)

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court temporarily blocks same-sex marriage in Kansas

Government Law

Appeals court says councilman ousted for letting homeless pal stay at city hall must be reinstated