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257 ABA Journal Kansas articles.

Kansas Supreme Court rules state constitution guarantees abortion rights, even if Roe is overturned

A decision by the Kansas Supreme Court on Friday means that even if Roe v. Wade was overturned, abortions would stay legal in the state.

Supreme Court to decide whether registration check justified traffic stop

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether an officer had reasonable suspicion to pull over the driver of a truck after a registration check showed that the…

Plaintiffs seeking more school funding are using states’ own performance requirements to win

Parents and school districts have been suing over school funding, using state-mandated performance standards to argue that states aren’t living up to their end of the bargain—and they’re winning.

Can states curtail insanity defense? Supreme Court to decide

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the Constitution prevents the state of Kansas from curtailing the insanity defense.

Children paid for sex acts were aggressors, judge says while sentencing 67-year-old man

Prosecutors in Leavenworth County, Kansas, are considering an appeal after a judge suggested that two girls, ages 13 and 14, were the aggressors in a sexual encounter with a 67-year-old…

Kansas AG argues no right to voter data privacy in federal court

The Kansas attorney general’s office is defending Kris Kobach, the outgoing Kansas secretary of state, by saying there is no right to privacy when it comes to state voter data, according to recent federal court filings.

Will abortion controversies get Supreme Court hearing? Planned Parenthood funding cases await action

Several abortion cases working their way through the courts could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court, although it’s unclear whether the court will want to take up the politically…

Bull-riding accident lawyer is accused in cyberattacks against websites critical of him

A lawyer in Wichita, Kansas, has been charged in alleged cyberattacks on two websites that posted materials critical of his work, as well as a law firm website.

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Educating the community about judicial independence can help preserve it

Community support for independent judiciaries is key to their continued development and existence. However, this support can be a challenge to build, given the political and social diversity of individuals…

Judge strikes down Kansas voter ID law and orders Kris Kobach to take additional CLE

A federal judge has struck down Kansas’ voter ID law and ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to take additional continuing legal education classes for “repeated and flagrant violations” of federal rules requiring disclosure of evidence before trial.

Kris Kobach is held in contempt for failing to tell some would-be voters of eligibility

A federal judge has held Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court for failing to follow court orders after she barred enforcement of a law that required…

Waterpark co-owner is charged with reckless murder in connection with boy’s death on ride

The co-owner of a Kansas waterpark has been arrested in Texas and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated on what…

Lawyer who was apparently intoxicated at discipline hearing agrees to disbarment

A Kansas lawyer who was asked to take blood alcohol tests during his disciplinary hearing has agreed to disbarment after the tests indicated he was intoxicated.

Federal judge considers $1M in fines for prison medical provider’s ‘intractable failures’

In late December, federal Magistrate Judge David Duncan waved an iPad in front of his Phoenix courtroom, enraged. He had just read a local news article suggesting that the Arizona…

Teens too young to vote jump into Kansas governor race; bill would increase minimum age

State lawmakers in Kansas are reacting to the entry of six teenagers who are too young to vote but have entered the state's gubernatorial race.

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