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245 ABA Journal Kansas articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Trump pardons Michael Flynn; lawyer suspended for cyberattack knowledge

Trump pardons former national security adviser Flynn

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the…

Fans of baseball will be missed this upcoming season—but not their legal headaches

The national pastime, played in empty stadiums, at long last gets underway on Thursday. The cheer of the crowd will be sorely missed. But the absence of fans will also spare Major League Baseball teams from legal headaches that can arise when the seats are filled.

Ex-client’s lawsuit alleges DLA Piper revealed ‘strident double-dealing’ in mistakenly sent email
A lawsuit filed by a former client against DLA Piper on Monday alleges that the law firm revealed a conflict of interest in a mistakenly emailed invoice.
Afternoon Briefs: 10th Circuit strikes down voter ID law; social distancing could mean long elevator lines

10th Circuit strikes down Kansas voter ID law

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Denver has struck down a Kansas law that required a birth certificate or…

Utah is first state to grant diploma privilege during novel coronavirus pandemic
Because of the COVID-19 crisis, the Utah Supreme Court approved temporary diploma privilege Tuesday for individuals who are scheduled to take the July bar exam and graduated from ABA-accredited law schools with first-time bar passage rates of at least 86%.
Kansas Supreme Court upholds order limiting church services to 10 people or less
On Saturday, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s order limiting church services to 10 people or less.
State supreme court gives 2-year suspension for lawyer who forged signatures of judge and clerk

The Kansas Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer, who forged the signatures of a judge and a clerk, for two years. In its Feb. 28 opinion, the court said its suspension of Laurel Kupka is “warranted given the serious nature of the respondent’s acts.”

Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS splits over immigrant’s fight against ID theft conviction; first black justice on top Illinois court dies

SCOTUS splits over undocumented immigrant’s fight against state identify theft conviction

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Tuesday against Ramiro Garcia, an unauthorized immigrant in Kansas who was convicted…

Federal judge announces resignation amid scrutiny over reprimand for sexual harassment
A federal judge in Kansas City, Kansas, announced his resignation Tuesday, less than two weeks after members of Congress asked for more information on the judiciary’s response to a misconduct finding against him.
Judge tosses law firm’s suit alleging rival’s ads inflated recoveries
A Kansas law firm that claimed that a competitor was inflating client recoveries in its advertising won’t be able to pursue its lawsuit.
Lawmakers ask for ‘frank examination’ of response to federal judge’s sexual misconduct
Members of the House Judiciary Committee are calling for “a frank examination of the adequacy of the steps taken to address” sexual misconduct by a federal judge in Kansas.
Custody litigant requests ‘trial by combat,’ suggesting it be carried out with Japanese swords
A custody litigant has filed a motion in an Iowa court seeking a “trial by combat” with his ex-wife and her lawyer.
Defendant doesn’t automatically get new trial because judge nodded off, top state court rules
A man convicted of assault and weapons charges isn’t automatically entitled to a new trial just because the judge nodded off during a portion of testimony, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled.
Lawyer pleads guilty in connection with cyberattacks on Leagle and RipoffReport
A lawyer in Wichita, Kansas, will have to pay about $430,000 after pleading guilty in connection with a cyberattack on websites that posted negative information about him.
Federal judge reprimanded for ‘very serious’ long-term misbehavior involving employees and felon
A federal judge in Kansas has been publicly reprimanded for sexually harassing court employees, having an extramarital relationship with a convicted felon on probation and being late for court engagements.

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